Category Archives: Tertium Quid

Relations & Their Relatives : 8

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Howard Pattee At this point we can distinguish two forms of decomposability or reducibility — along with their corresponding negations, indecomposability or irreducibility – that commonly arise. Reducibility under relational composition All triadic relations are … Continue reading

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Relations & Their Relatives : 7

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Howard Pattee We use this or that species of diagrams to represent a fraction of the properties, hardly ever all the properties, of the objects in an object domain.  The diagrams that Peirce developed to … Continue reading

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Relations & Their Relatives : 6

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Edwina Taborsky • Howard Pattee In the best mathematical terms, a triadic relation is a cartesian product of three sets together with a specified subset of that cartesian product. Alternatively, one may think of a … Continue reading

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All Process, No Paradox : 3

Consider what effects that might conceivably have practical bearings you conceive the objects of your conception to have.  Then, your conception of those effects is the whole of your conception of the object. Charles S. Peirce • “Issues of Pragmaticism” … Continue reading

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Absurdum Quid

I am thus justified in saying that the feeling of absurdity does not spring from the mere scrutiny of a fact or an impression, but that it bursts from the comparison between a bare fact and a certain reality, between … Continue reading

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