# Tag Archives: Realism

## Triadic Relations • Discussion 3

Re: Triadic Relations • (1) • (2) • (3) Re: Conceptual Graphs • Edwina Taborsky ET: A few comments on your outline of the Sign.  I think one has to be careful not to set up a Saussurian linguistic dyad.  … Continue reading

Triadic Relations • Examples from Semiotics The study of signs — the full variety of significant forms of expression — in relation to all the affairs signs are significant of, and in relation to all the beings signs are significant … Continue reading

Triadic Relations • Examples from Mathematics For the sake of topics to be taken up later, it is useful to examine a pair of triadic relations in tandem.  We will construct two triadic relations, and each of which is a … Continue reading

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