Rhematische Graphen : Über Peirce' Theorien der diagrammatischen Nachbildung von Propositionen
Philosophia Scientiae, Volume 4 (2000) no. 2, pp. 67-131.

Now that research of AI has begun to concentrate itself on the formal qualities of conceptual structures, Charles Peirce's confidence of having designed the logic of the future with his theory of Existential Graphs (EG) seems to be finally justified. The following presents the “Rhematical Graphs” (RG) as the categorical foundation of EG and puts them in line with semiotics resting on the logic of relations. RG depict indecomposable predicates and their connections by lines of identity. Among the latter, one can distinguish between extensive, reflective, recursive and diminuitive modes. By means of reconstructing two examples Peirce discussed to establish his thesis of the elementarity of triadic relations the potential and limitations of RG will be judged.

Depuis que les recherches sur l'AI ses concentrent sur les qualités formelles des structures conceptuelles, la théorie de Charles Peirce qui voudrait developper la logique de la future avec ses Graphs Existenciels (EG) semble finalement justifié. Ce qui suit présente avec les “Graphs Rhématiques” (RG) le fondement catégorique des EG et range les RG au cadre d'une sémiotique fondée sur une logique relationelle. Les RG figurent des prédicats indécomposables et leurs connections par lignes d'identité. Ce qui concerne la connectivité, on peut distinguer des modes extensifs, réflexifs, recursifs et diminuitifs. La reconstruction de deux exemples, à partir desquels Peirce établit sa thèse de l'élémentarité des relations triadiques, va permettre également de juger le potential et les limites des RG.

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von Pückler, Constantin. Rhematische Graphen : Über Peirce' Theorien der diagrammatischen Nachbildung von Propositionen. Philosophia Scientiae, Volume 4 (2000) no. 2, pp. 67-131. http://archive.numdam.org/item/PHSC_2000__4_2_67_0/

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