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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 2

Re: Peirce List • Edwina Taborsky Dear Edwina, Analytic frameworks, our various theories of categories, sets, sorts, and types, have their uses but they tend to become à priori, autonomous, top-down, and top-heavy unless they are supported by a robust population … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 1

Re: Peirce List • Edwina Taborsky ET: I particularly like your comment that “signhood is a role in a triadic relation, a role that a thing bears or plays in a given context of relationships — it is not an … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • 1

To understand how signs work in Peirce’s theory of triadic sign relations, or “semiotics”, we have to understand, in order of increasing generality, sign relations, triadic relations, and relations in general, each as conceived in Peirce’s logic of relative terms … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relations • 11

Re: Ontolog Forum • Ravi Sharma In pursuing applications of pragmatic semiotics to scientific research the following distinctions are critical. We have the relational roles known as Object, Sign, and Interpretant Sign.  These are places or roles a thing may … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relations • 10

Re: Ontolog Forum • Ravi Sharma The words predicate, proposition, relation, and so on are affected by many variations in usage.  Some of their uses are associated with philosophical habits unlikely to change any time soon.  But there are a … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relations • 9

Re: Ontolog Forum • Ronald Stamper Concrete examples are very instructive in this arena, and when it comes to refutations a single counter-example serves to puncture many a fallacious general proposition. Here’s a couple of articles, illustrated with concrete examples of … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relations • 8

Re: Ontolog Forum • Ferenc Kovacs Our thoughts live in natural and artificial languages the way fish swim in natural and artificial bodies of water. One of the lessons most strikingly impressed on me by my first-year physics course and … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relations • 7

Re: Ontolog Forum • Joseph Simpson JS: A binary relation is a set of ordered pairs of the elements of some other set. That is the first definition I learned for binary relations. Slightly more generally, a binary relation is … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relations • 6

Re: Ontolog Forum • Joseph Simpson Just by way of clarifying and emphasizing a few points — I use the word relation to mean a special type of mathematical object, namely, a designated subset included within a cartesian product of sets. … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relations • 5

Re: Ontolog Forum • Ravi Sharma I chose those examples of triadic relations to be as simple as possible without being completely trivial but they already exemplify many features we need to keep in mind in all the more complex … Continue reading

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