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The Role of Existential Graphs in Peirce ’ s Philosophy

  title={The Role of Existential Graphs in Peirce ’ s Philosophy},
  author={Frithjof Dau},
  • F. Dau
  • Published 2006
  • Philosophy
Nowadays, Peirce is mostly recognized as the founder of pragmatism and for his extensive theory of signs. Interestingly, in contrast to the contemporary estimation of his work, Peirce himself considered his system of existential graphs as the ‘luckiest find of my career’. This paper aims to clarify why Peirce placed his existential graphs into the very heart of his philosophy. Moreover, the design of the graphs as diagrammatic reasoning system, as well as the design of the transformation rules… 

Constants and Functions in Peirce's Existential Graphs

It is described how the syntax, semantics and calculus for Peirce's existential graphs has to be extended in order to encompass constants and functions as well.

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Abstract Charles S. Peirce's epistemological theory of mental diagrams forms the theoretical basis of his attempt to analyze diagrammatic reasoning. Two examples, one from science and another from



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Types and Tokens for Logic with Diagrams

  • F. Dau
  • Computer Science, Philosophy
  • 2004
It is argued that rigor formal logic can carried out with diagrams, and it will turn out that a separation between diagrams as representations of structures and these structures themselves is needed, and the structures should be defined mathematically.

Reviving the Iconicity of Beta Graphs

By devising a new reading method for Peirce's Existential Graphs (EG), this paper moves away from the traditional method of evaluating diagrammatic systems against the criteria appropriate to symbolic systems and instead locates a main source of this criticism in the traditional reading methods of EG.

The existential graphs

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Conceptual Structures: Information Processing in Mind and Machine

  • J. Sowa
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • 1983
This book will not become a unity of the way for you to get amazing benefits at all, but, it will serve something that will let you get the best time and moment to spend for reading the book.