# Tag Archives: Realism

## Mathematical Method • Discussion 1

Re: Peirce List • John Sowa Dear John, Thanks for the notice of Carolyn Eisele’s article — it’s always worth reading what she has to say.  We’ve had discussions of Peirce’s distinction between theorematic and corollarial reasoning before and I … Continue reading

## Relations & Their Relatives • Discussion 1

Re: Peirce List • Helmut Raulien The divisor of relation signified by is a dyadic relation on the set of positive integers and thus may be understood as a subset of the cartesian product   It is an example of … Continue reading

## Relations & Their Relatives • 3

Here are two ways of looking at the divisibility relation, a dyadic relation of fundamental importance in number theory. Table 1 shows the first few ordered pairs of the relation on positive integers corresponding to the relative term, “divisor of”.  … Continue reading

## Relations & Their Relatives • 2

What is the relationship between “logical relatives” and “mathematical relations”?  The word relative used as a noun in logic is short for relative term — as such it refers to an item of language used to denote a formal object. … Continue reading

## Relations & Their Relatives • 1

Sign relations are special cases of triadic relations in much the same way binary operations in mathematics are special cases of triadic relations.  It amounts to a minor complication that we participate in sign relations whenever we talk or think … Continue reading

## Pragmatism About Theoretical Entities • 1

By theoretical entities I mean things like classes, properties, qualities, sets, situations, or states of affairs, in general, the putative denotations of theoretical concepts, formulas, sentences, terms, or treatises, in brief, the ostensible objects of signs. A conventional statement of … Continue reading