# Tag Archives: Mathematics

## Mathematical Demonstration and the Doctrine of Individuals • 2

Selection from C.S. Peirce’s “Logic Of Relatives” (1870) In reference to the doctrine of individuals, two distinctions should be borne in mind.  The logical atom, or term not capable of logical division, must be one of which every predicate may … Continue reading

## Mathematical Demonstration and the Doctrine of Individuals • 1

Selection from C.S. Peirce’s “Logic Of Relatives” (1870) Demonstration of the sort called mathematical is founded on suppositions of particular cases.  The geometrician draws a figure;  the algebraist assumes a letter to signify a single quantity fulfilling the required conditions.  … Continue reading

## Survey of Cybernetics • 3

Again, in a ship, if a man were at liberty to do what he chose, but were devoid of mind and excellence in navigation (αρετης κυβερνητικης), do you perceive what must happen to him and his fellow sailors? Plato • … Continue reading

## Survey of Differential Logic • 5

This is a Survey of work in progress on Differential Logic, resources under development toward a more systematic treatment. Differential logic is the component of logic whose object is the description of variation — the aspects of change, difference, distribution, … Continue reading

## Survey of Inquiry Driven Systems • 5

This is a Survey of work in progress on Inquiry Driven Systems, material I plan to refine toward a more compact and systematic treatment of the subject. An inquiry driven system is a system having among its state variables some … Continue reading

## Relation Theory • Discussion 5

Re: Survey of Relation Theory Re: Ontolog Forum • Ravi Sharma RS: Is there also an attempt at integrating these relation concepts?  Like a meta‑model of relations? Dear Ravi, I haven’t run across the concept of a meta‑model before so … Continue reading

## Relation Theory • Discussion 4

Re: Survey of Relation Theory Re: Ontolog Forum • Ravi Sharma RS: Is there also an attempt at integrating these relation concepts?  Like a meta‑model of relations? Dear Ravi, Thanks for the question.  I believe I’d say yes to the … Continue reading

## Theme One Program • Discussion 10

Re: Mathstodon • Seamus Bradley SB: I thought of a programming language where every function can only return one type:  the return type.  The return type is just a wrapper around a struct that contains the actual return value, but … Continue reading

## Survey of Definition and Determination • 2

In the early 1990s, “in the middle of life’s journey” as the saying goes, I returned to grad school in a systems engineering program with the idea of taking a more systems-theoretic approach to my development of Peircean themes, from … Continue reading

## Survey of Semiotics, Semiosis, Sign Relations • 4

C.S. Peirce defines logic as “formal semiotic”, using formal to highlight the place of logic as a normative science, over and above the descriptive study of signs and their role in wider fields of play.  Understanding logic as Peirce understands … Continue reading

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