Where is the Concept?

(Localization, Ramification, Navigation)


The ecology of the space of the universal, in the sense of the formalism of the environment where the interactions between the universal and the particular, the global and the local take place, is governed by two properties: (1) continuity and (2) contingency. These two properties were taken up by Charles Sanders Peirce as the doctrine of synechism and the doctrine of tychism, the doctrines of continuity and contingency. In Peirce’s philosophy, tychism is responsible for the instantiation of particularities or local contexts. It expresses the contingent instantiation or ramification of the universal into its own particular instances…