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Survey of Precursors Of Category Theory • 1

A few years ago I began a sketch on the “Precursors of Category Theory”, aiming to trace the continuities of the category concept from Aristotle, to Kant and Peirce, through Hilbert and Ackermann, to contemporary mathematical practice.  A Survey of … Continue reading

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Pragmatism About Theoretical Entities : 1

By theoretical entities I mean things like classes, properties, qualities, sets, situations, or states of affairs, in general, the putative denotations of theoretical concepts, formulas, sentences, terms, or treatises, in brief, the ostensible objects of signs. A conventional statement of … Continue reading

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Hypostatic Abstraction

Hypostatic Abstraction (HA) is a formal operation on a subject–predicate form that preserves its information while introducing a new subject and upping the “arity” of its predicate. To cite a notorious example, HA turns “Opium is drowsifying” into “Opium has dormitive virtue”. Continue reading

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