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Functional Logic • Inquiry and Analogy • 4

Inquiry and Analogy • Aristotle’s “Apagogy” • Abductive Reasoning Peirce’s notion of abductive reasoning is derived from Aristotle’s treatment of it in the Prior Analytics.  Aristotle’s discussion begins with an example which may seem incidental but the question and its … Continue reading

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Functional Logic • Inquiry and Analogy • 3

Inquiry and Analogy • Comparison of the Analyses The next two Figures will be of use when we turn to comparing the three types of inference as they appear in the respective analyses of Aristotle and Peirce. Types of Reasoning … Continue reading

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Functional Logic • Inquiry and Analogy • 2

Inquiry and Analogy • Three Types of Reasoning Types of Reasoning in C.S. Peirce Peirce gives one of his earliest treatments of the three types of reasoning in his Harvard Lectures of 1865 “On the Logic of Science”.  There he … Continue reading

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Functional Logic • Inquiry and Analogy • 1

Inquiry and Analogy • Three Types of Reasoning Types of Reasoning in Aristotle Figure 1 gives a quick overview of traditional terminology I’ll have occasion to refer to as discussion proceeds. Resources Logic Syllabus Boolean Function Boolean-Valued Function Logical Conjunction … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 10

Re: FB | Dan Everett • On the Origin of Symbols and the Descent of Signs Continuing a discussion on the generative power of symbols (1) (2) (3). If it’s true what I say about symbols being the genus of … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 9

Once, there was nothing there, nothing moving on its own, just data and people shuffling it around.  Then something happened, and it … it knew itself. William Gibson • Count Zero (1) (2) Re: FB | Dan Everett • On … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 8

Re: FB | Dan Everett • On the Origin of Symbols and the Descent of Signs Continuing a discussion on the primal character of symbols. There are a few passages from Peirce going most quickly to the root of the … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 7

Re: FB | Dan Everett • On the Origin of Symbols and the Descent of Signs A conversation with Dan Everett on Facebook led me to explain the following point about symbols a little better, or at least in fewer … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 6

Re: FB | Charles S. Peirce Society • Alain Létourneau Alain Létourneau asks if I have any thoughts on Peirce’s Rhetoric.  I venture the following. Classically speaking, rhetoric (as distinguished from dialectic) treats forms of argument which “consider the audience” … Continue reading

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Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Comment 3

In passing to more complex combinations of relative terms and the extensional relations they denote, as we began to do in Comments 10.6 and 10.7, I used words like composite and composition along with the usual composition sign to describe … Continue reading

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