# Tag Archives: Pragmatism

Of triadic Being the multitude of forms is so terrific that I have usually shrunk from the task of enumerating them;  and for the present purpose such an enumeration would be worse than superfluous:  it would be a great inconvenience. … Continue reading

## Relation Theory • 6

Relation Theory • Species of Dyadic Relations Returning to 2-adic relations, it is useful to describe several familiar classes of objects in terms of their local and numerical incidence properties.  Let be an arbitrary 2-adic relation.  The following properties of … Continue reading

## Relation Theory • 5

Relation Theory Two further classes of incidence properties will prove to be of great utility. Regional Incidence Properties The definition of a local flag can be broadened from a point to a subset of a relational domain, arriving at the … Continue reading

## Relation Theory • 4

Relation Theory • Local Incidence Properties The next few definitions of local incidence properties of relations are given at a moderate level of generality in order to show how they apply to -place relations.  In the sequel we’ll see what … Continue reading

## Relation Theory • 3

Relation Theory • Definition It is convenient to begin with the definition of a -place relation, where is a positive integer. Definition.  A -place relation over the nonempty sets is a -tuple where is a subset of the cartesian product Several … Continue reading

## Relation Theory • 2

Relation Theory • Preliminaries Two definitions of the relation concept are common in the literature.  Although it is usually clear in context which definition is being used at a given time, it tends to become less clear as contexts collide, … Continue reading

## Relation Theory • 1

Here’s an introduction to Relation Theory geared to applications and taking a moderately general view at least as far as finite numbers of relational domains are concerned (-adic or -ary relations). Relation Theory This article treats relations from the perspective … Continue reading

## The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes • 33

Re: Ontolog Forum • William Frank William Frank asked a question about propositional attitudes and presuppositions. WF: Are there any formal languages, such as Common Logic, that adequately represent statements about propositions — statements from which, in natural reasoning, one can … Continue reading

## On Reading Peirce • Discussion 2

Re: Peirce List • Jon Awbrey • Gary Richmond JA: Well, it’s true, all science is under construction. But not everything under construction is a science. GR: True.  But I’d suggest that there is no good reason to block the … Continue reading