# Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relations

32 views

### Jon Awbrey

May 9, 2018, 8:57:03 AM5/9/18
to Ontolog Forum @ GG
Ontologists,

To understand how signs work in Peirce's theory of triadic sign relations,
also known as “semiotics”, we have to understand, in order of increasing
generality, sign relations, triadic relations, and relations in general,
all as conceived in Peirce's logic of relatives and the corresponding
mathematics of relations.

Toward that understanding, here are versions of articles
I long ago contributed to Wikipedia and have more lately
developed at a number of other places:

• Sign Relations
http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/Sign_relation

• Relation Theory
http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/Relation_theory

Regards,

Jon

--

inquiry into inquiry: https://inquiryintoinquiry.com/
oeiswiki: https://www.oeis.org/wiki/User:Jon_Awbrey
isw: http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/JLA

### Jon Awbrey

Jun 19, 2018, 10:40:39 PM6/19/18
to Ontolog Forum @ GG
Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relations • 2

Ontologists,

It's back to packing for me the next few days, so let me just share
a primer on sign relations I already shared with the Systems Science
and Structural Modeling groups.

Soon after I made my 3rd try at grad school, this time in Systems Engineering,
I was trying to explain sign relations to my advisor and he — being the very
model of a modern systems engineer — asked me to give a single simple concrete
example, as simple as possible without being trivial, and this is the example
I came up with:

* Inquiry Driven Systems • Sign Relations : A Primer
http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/Inquiry_Driven_Systems_:_Part_1#Sign_Relations_:_A_Primer

Here's a more compact and self-contained article that
starts from scratch and covers much of the same material:

• Sign Relations
•• InterSciWiki
http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/Sign_relation
•• Wikiversity
https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Sign_relation

Folks already registered with any Wikipedia system site may find it convenient
to use the article talk page at Wikiversity for additional discussion.

Regards,

Jon

On 5/9/2018 8:57 AM, Jon Awbrey wrote:
> Ontologists,
>
> To understand how signs work in Peirce's theory of triadic sign relations,
> also known as “semiotics”, we have to understand, in order of increasing
> generality, sign relations, triadic relations, and relations in general,
> all as conceived in Peirce's logic of relatives and the corresponding
> mathematics of relations.
>
> Toward that understanding, here are versions of articles
> I long ago contributed to Wikipedia and have more lately
> developed at a number of other places:
>
> • Sign Relations
>   http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/Sign_relation
>
>
> • Relation Theory
>   http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/Relation_theory
>
> Regards,
>
> Jon
>