# Tag Archives: Combinatorics

Re: Peter Cameron • Infinity and Foundation We always encounter a multitude of problems whenever we try to rationalize mathematics by reducing it to logic, where logic itself is reduced to a purely deductive style.  A number of thinkers have … Continue reading

## Survey of Relation Theory • 3

In this Survey of previous blog and wiki posts on Relation Theory, relations are viewed from the perspective of combinatorics, in other words, as a topic in discrete mathematics, with special attention to finite structures and concrete set-theoretic constructions, many … Continue reading

## Riffs and Rotes : 3

Re: R.J. Lipton • Failure Of Unique Factorization My favorite question in this realm is how much of the linear ordering of the natural numbers is purely combinatorial, where we eliminate all the structure that isn’t purely combinatorial via the … Continue reading

## Survey of Relation Theory • 2

In this Survey of previous blog and wiki posts on Relation Theory, relations are viewed from the perspective of combinatorics, in other words, as a topic in discrete mathematics, with special attention to finite structures and concrete set-theoretic constructions, many … Continue reading

## Relations & Their Relatives : 15

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Helmut Raulien Definitions and examples for relation composition and the two types of relation reduction that commonly arise can be found in the following articles: Relation Composition Relation Reduction A previous post on this thread … Continue reading

## Relations & Their Relatives : 14

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Helmut Raulien Cf: Relation Reduction : Examples of Projectively Reducible Relations I constructed the “Ann and Bob” examples of sign relations back when I was enrolled in a Systems Engineering program and had to explain … Continue reading

## Relations & Their Relatives : 13

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Helmut Raulien The facts about relational reducibility are relatively easy to understand and I included links to relevant discussions in my earlier survey of relation theory. The following article discusses relational reducibility and irreducibility in … Continue reading