Category Archives: Probability

Problems In Philosophy • 4

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • Did Euclid Really Mean ‘Random’? These are the forms of time, which imitates eternity and revolves according to a law of number. Plato • Timaeus • 38 A Benjamin Jowett (trans.) It is … Continue reading

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Icon, Likeness, Likely Story, Likelihood, Probability : 3

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Phyllis Chiasson A more complete excerpt and the translator’s notes are very helpful here. A probability (εικος) is not the same as a sign (σηµειον).  The former is a generally accepted premiss ;  for that which … Continue reading

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Icon, Likeness, Likely Story, Likelihood, Probability : 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Phyllis Chiasson I’m still a bit fuzzy on how Aristotle’s account relates to Peirce’s usage, though I’m pretty sure Peirce must have taken Aristotle’s usage into account, but it does seem that Aristotle drew some … Continue reading

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Icon, Likeness, Likely Story, Likelihood, Probability : 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Benjamin Udell • Michael Shapiro Here’s a likely locus classicus for “icon” in its logical sense: A probability (εικος) is not the same as a sign (σηµειον).  The former is a generally accepted premiss;  for … Continue reading

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Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets • Discussion 3

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Gary Moore • Stefan Berwing I intend to get back to this subject as soon as possible but the dire political situation in my home state is once again eating up a lot of my … Continue reading

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