Jul 2, 2021, 9:20:50 AM7/2/21
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Cf: C.S. Peirce and Category Theory • 8
Re: Laws of Form
::: Lyle Anderson
As I am trying to get “frame sync” on this discussion, as the satellite communications people say, I am taking clues
from the introduction to the listing for Gangle's Diagrammatic Immanence (
<QUOTE Edinburgh University Press>
A renewal of immanent metaphysics through diagrammatic methods and the tools of category theory Spinoza, Peirce and
Deleuze are, in different ways, philosophers of immanence. Rocco Gangle addresses the methodological questions raised
by a commitment to immanence in terms of how diagrams may be used both as tools and as objects of philosophical
investigation. He integrates insights from Spinozist metaphysics, Peircean semiotics and Deleuze's philosophy of
difference in conjunction with the formal operations of category theory. Category theory reveals deep structural
connections among logic, topology and a variety of different areas of mathematics, and it provides constructive and
rigorous concepts for investigating how diagrams work.
Henry, Lyle, All,
This discussion keeps flashing me back to an unfinished syzygy from
the mid '80s when I took a course on “applications of λ-calculus” with
John Gray at Illinois pursuing the trio of combinators, computation, and
cartesian closed categories, all hot topics of the day, and followed it up
with a guided study on the connections to Peirce I had glimpsed at the time.
I'll dig up some notes and get back to that. For the moment I'll focus on
category theory in the light of Peirce. The lights of Spinoza and Deleuze
I'll leave to observers who see better by them.