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Mathematical Method • Discussion 5

Re: Ontolog Forum • Paul Tyson Dear Paul, “How We Think” is a topic for the descriptive science of psychology, and its ways are legion beyond definitive or exhaustive description. “How We Ought To Think” if we wish to succeed … Continue reading

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Mathematical Method • Discussion 4

Re: Peirce List • Helmut Raulien Dear Helmut, It’s one of the occupational hazards of the classifying mind that one can start out consciously characterizing aspects of real situations and end up unwittingly thinking one’s gotten everything under the sun sorted … Continue reading

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Mathematical Method • Discussion 3

Re: Peirce List • Gary Fuhrman Dear Gary, Auke van Breemen wrote: AvB: It seems to come down to:  never consider the textual production of a scientist only in itself, but also look at the reality the text tries to … Continue reading

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Mathematical Method • Discussion 2

Re: Peirce List • Auke van Breemen AvB: It seems to come down to:  never consider the textual production of a scientist only in itself, but also look at the reality the text tries to explain. Dear Auke, Exactly! We … Continue reading

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Mathematical Method • Discussion 1

Re: Peirce List • John Sowa Dear John, Thanks for the notice of Carolyn Eisele’s article — it’s always worth reading what she has to say.  We’ve had discussions of Peirce’s distinction between theorematic and corollarial reasoning before and I … Continue reading

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Category Theory • Comment 1

I’m deep in the middle of upgrading my intro to sign relations and I am determined to stick to it this time but there will be a phase when it’s critical to bring category theory to bear on the development.  … Continue reading

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Peirce’s Categories • 21

Re: Peirce List • Robert Marty Re: Peirce List • Robert Marty Dear Robert, Let’s go back to a point where paths diverged in the yarrow wood and a lot of synchronicity was lost … Variant understandings of words like … Continue reading

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Peirce’s Categories • 20

Re: Peirce’s Categories • 15 Understanding another person’s thought can be difficult.  Understanding the way another understands a third person’s thought, all the more so, even if that third person is not so formidable a thinker as Charles Sanders Peirce.  Measures of … Continue reading

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Peirce’s Categories • 19

Re: Peirce’s Categories • 15 Another point where the onrush of discussion and the impact of worldly distractions caused my train of thought to jump the track is here: Peirce List (1) (2) • RM • JA RM: First I … Continue reading

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Peirce’s Categories • 18

Re: Peirce’s Categories • 15 In These Uncertain Times, as people keep saying, it’s become even harder to concentrate than usual and I keep losing track of tricky points coming up in discussion which cry out for further discussion but … Continue reading

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