Colligation, Or the Logical Inference of Interconnection

Peter Falster

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    Abstract

    The concept of interconnection is fundamental to the modelling of discrete, physical systems. On the basis of centuries of scientific experience, everyone will agree that the concept is part of a logically consistent approach, permitting us to draw conclusions, verifiable by observation, from basic laws or assumptions. Yet interconnection as an abstract concept seems to be without scientific underpinning in pure logic. Adopting a historical viewpoint, our aim is to show that the reasoning of interconnection may be identified with a neglected kind of logical inference, called "colligation" by Charles Sanders Peirce.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNonlinear Control Systems Design Symposium 1998
    Place of PublicationTwente
    PublisherInternational Federation of Automatic Control
    Publication date1998
    Pages619-624
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    EventNOLCOS'98: 4th IFAC Nonlinear Control Systems Design Symposium 1998 - Twente
    Duration: 1 Jan 1998 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceNOLCOS'98: 4th IFAC Nonlinear Control Systems Design Symposium 1998
    CityTwente
    Period01/01/1998 → …

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