# Tag Archives: Pragmata

## Ask Meno Questions • Discussion 4

Re: FB | Foundations of Mathematics • Oguzhan Kosar The questions raised under the heading of “Foundations of Mathematics” are generally considered to fall under the “Philosophy of Mathematics”, in particular, critical reflection on the possibility of mathematical knowledge and … Continue reading

## Triadic Forms of Constraint, Determination, Interaction • 3

In the beginning was the three-pointed star, One smile of light across the empty face; One bough of bone across the rooting air, The substance forked that marrowed the first sun; And, burning ciphers on the round of space, Heaven … Continue reading

## Triadic Forms of Constraint, Determination, Interaction • 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Gary Richmond Here’s one way of stating what I call a constraint: The set is constrained to a subset of the set Here’s one way of stating a triadic constraint: The set is a subset … Continue reading

## Triadic Forms of Constraint, Determination, Interaction • 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JA • GR • JA • JBD There are many places where Peirce uses the word object in the full pragmatic sense, so much so that it demands a very selective attention not to remark … Continue reading

## The object of reasoning is to find out …

No longer wondered what I would do in life but defined my object. — C.S. Peirce (1861), “My Life, written for the Class-Book”, (CE 1, 3) The object of reasoning is to find out, from the consideration of what we already … Continue reading

## Pragmatic Cosmos • 1

Re: Michael Harris • Not About Fibonacci I have often reflected on the interminglings of the main three normative sciences.  In one of my earliest meditations I saw Beauty, Goodness, and Truth as the intersecting circles of a Venn diagram, with the … Continue reading

## What Makes An Object? • 2

Re: Peirce List Discussison • (1) • (2) Visual metaphors and perceptual analogies can be instructive — they make for most of my personal favorites — but in logic, mathematics, and science our interest extends through the abductive spectrum, from … Continue reading

## What Makes An Object? • 1

Re: Gary Fuhrman • Seeing Things What makes an object is a perennial question. I can remember my physics professors bringing it up in a really big way when I was still just a freshman in college.  They always cautioned … Continue reading

## Forgetfulness Of Purpose • 8

Re: Peirce List Discussion • (1) • (2) Just to review, we were looking at Ashby’s example of a regulation game as given below. I observed that this gives us a triadic relation whose triples are listed next. Sungchul Ji … Continue reading

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## Forgetfulness Of Purpose • 7

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Sungchul Ji I invited readers to consider Ashby’s example of a regulation game as a triadic relation whose triples are given by either one of the following tables. Sungchul Ji asked a rather good question … Continue reading