Interpretations of the kenomic matrix

Exercises to the topics of Poly-Change

Rudolf Kaehr Dr.@

ThinkArt Lab Glasgow



Examples for the exercises, § 5.2, of the recent article “Poly-Change” are given, concerning the logical, computational and semiotic interpretation of the kenomic matrix.

1.  Exercises for matrices and brackets

1.1.  Table and bracket notation for diagonal mxn-matrix

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1.2.  Reflection

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Alternative notation for reflectional/replicational change for 5 x3
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1.3.  Interaction

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1.4.  Interplay between interactionality and reflectionality

Mixing freely reflectional and interactional pattern are leading to local iterations and recursions of the general scheme producing a fractalization of the general scheme.
The examples shows:
At the locus O2 we have a full reflection G222 and an interaction from the locus O1 into the locus O2 producing additionally to G222 at O and an interaction from the locus O3 into the locus O2 producing the interactional pattern G003.
Hence, the whole reflectional/interactional pattern of the example is: [G111, G, G033].

Interplay between interactionality, reflectionality and replicativity
Additional to the example above for interactionality and reflectionality, a pattern of replicativity or introspection is involved at O1with Gand G

1.5.  Permutations

Permutative patterns, produced by the super-operator perm, are behind those visits to other systems and back to the start again. The journey might start simultaneously in system1 and system
The table represents more the static pattern, while the bracket notation the dynamics of this permutation.

2.  Logical interpretations

2.1.  The  kenomic matrix and polycontextural functions

The importance of the kenomic matrix for the interpretation and organization of polycontextural functions has to be emphasized. The classical treatment of polycontextural logical functions is based on set-theoretic functions and their decomposition, i.e. interpretation.

In this exercise of mapping logical systems onto the kenomic matrix, only bi-valent (dyadic, dichotomic, dual) logical systems are involved. As it is shown for semiotic systems, arbitrary contextural bases of dyadic, triadic and tetradic up to n-adic bases have to be considered. In the literature there is nearly nothing to read about the distribution mechanisms for genuine triadic m-contextural logical systems. First combinatorial concepts occur, nevertheless as early as 1962 in Na’ s work.

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2.1.1.  Positions

Positioning or placing (Setzung), realized by the super-operator id (identity), is well studied in the polycontextural literature. But it is only applicable to a very small set of constellations. They have a natural interpretation by the main diagonal of the kenomic matrix, which is also producing the matching conditions MC.
Conjunctions and disjunctions as introduced by Gunther and their DeMorgan formulas are typical. But it is working for balanced negational systems only.

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2.1.2.  Interactions

First concepts of logical interactions goes back to Gunther’s morphogrammatic transjunctions (1962).

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2.1.3.  Reflections

Reflectional patterns appeared first as interpretations of implicational constellations they might be modeled as reductions.

What’s the kenomic matrix for?
"It wasn’t unknown to Gunther that there is a little problem of distribution/mediation which needs a special explanation. Gunther’s solution insisted correctly that the value-sequence of sub-system S3 is still a disjunction because it is based in the morphogram [1] for disjunction. But it was slightly shifted to a value-sequences corresponding to a value-sequence of sub-system S1. To solve this point, an interpretation was introduced: it was called a disjunctive disjunction. Such interpretative solutions had been widely used to justify logical functions in place-valued logics. But they are in no way operational.
In polylogical systems such problems are solved naturally by distribution over the polycontextural matrix."

2.1.4.  Replications

Replicative constellations don’t have an appearance in polycontextural logics as it was sketched by Gunther. It seems that replications don’t have a direct representation in ‘propositional’ polycontextural logic. They might have a natural interpretation on a quantificational meta-level.
An example might be a ‘quotational’ system as a kind of intrinsic introspections. Represented as tables, replications are introducing an additional dimension to the 2-dimensional tabular structure.

3.  Computational interpretations

3.1.  General scheme of ConTeXtures

3.2.  Different modi of replication

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3.3.  Mediators

"In a more generous setting the systems can be distributed over a network, say Internet, and mediators similar to compilers would have to mediate the distributed programming on mediated poly-processor computing systems. Mediators would have to parse the different programming approaches in respect to their mediability. That is, conditions of mediation would have to be checked, optimized and debugged. Thus, the chain of realization from programing to compiling has first to be augmented by a system of mediation. The new paradigm of realization now is programming-mediating-compiling in distributed and mediated programming languages."

4.  Semiotic interpretations

4.1.  Positions

Positioning (Setzung) semiotic systems isn’t well studied in the polycontextural literature.
Nevertheless, semiotics, i.e. semiotic systems, like Peirce-Bense-Toth systems, might naturally be distributed and mediated over the kenomic matrix. Classical semiotics is distributed, per se,  over a single kenomic locus which isn’t accessible to semiotics by semiotic means.

The examples for the exercises shows two sorts of modelings of the kenomic position matrix: a distribution of mediated semiotic dyads and a distribution of mediated semiotic triads.

In the first case, triadic-trichotomic semiotics, i.e. the matrix of sign classes, is understood as a mediation of dyads. The decomposition of the Peircean triads into mono-contextural dyads corresponds to the Bensean interpretation of semiotics and its semiotic Cartesian matrix.

Bense’ s approach is not including a mediation of the dyads neither a contextural interpretation of the dyads. The dyads are composed by some set- or category theoretical operations. A mediative interpretation would automatically lead to a kind of a place-valued system for semiotics and inherit all its formal problems.
Mediation of dyads in the sense of polycontexturality was introduced by my own papers and  published recently at this place.

The second case is distributing and mediating full triads over the kenomic matrix. Hence, the mediation is concerned with triads and not with their internal structure, i.e. dyads, like the first example. This example of a different modeling, is mirrored by the different indexes involved.

Epistemological cuts
The decision to chose an epistemological paradigm of arbitrary complexity should be free. Unfortunately, there are only a few accessible. There is no special need to believe in dyads, triads tetrads, etc. or in monads. The question is, does it work? It works for dyads. It rarely works for triads. And there is no accepted formalism for tetrads. Obviously, n-adic relations of algebraic relation theory and relational logic are based on dyads, and their n-ads are always reducible to dyads. What’s lost with this manoeuvre isn’t told in general.

"To iterate is human ... but to recurse is divine.”
(Alfred Inselberg)
Hence, to di(s)rempt must be devilish?

Therefore, it should be a question of a free decision to develop semiotics as founded in dyads, triads or tetrads, or generally in non-reducible n-ads.

To go further with this exercise, study the paper "Transjunctional semiotics”.

4.1.1.  Triadic semiotics as mediations of dyads

What does it mean to choose a triadic foundation of semiotics?
As sketched before, triadicity as a mediation of dyads, hence, has to be realized on all levels of thematization. That is, a triadic matrix alone doesn't mean much if it is not based simultaneously on all needed triadic formal systems, like logics, arithmetic, category theory, etc.
On the other hand, the mechanism of mediation of dyads has not to stop with the construction of triads. All kind of n-ads, based on mediated dyads, might be constructed.

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4.1.2.  Tetradic semiotics as mediations of dyads

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4.1.3.  Pentadic semiotics as mediations of triads

As an example we shall study the mediation of two triadic-trichotomic semiotic basic systems, Sem1 and Sem2. Both semiotic systems are not decomposed into dyadic relations but kept together as triadic systems. A ‘concatenational’ composition of two genuine triadic systems results in a pentadic semiotic system as much as a ‘concatenational’ composition of dyads results in a composed triad.

With the composition formula:
hence: 3+3-1=5.

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Reduction of Sem2 to Sem1

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Replication of Sem

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Interaction between Sem

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4.1.4.  What is the practical use of that fuss?

If there is any practical use for triadic-trichotomic semiotics, as Toth and others demonstrated in extenso, any extension of triadicity might open up some more complexity to deal with real-world matters in an operative and not reducing manner.

In sociology, cultural theory, international law, legitimations for torture and killing innocent people for good and accepted reasons, we encounter, in short, only two structural models of reasoning and acting. One is reducing complexity of what ever domain to a binary and dichotomic pattern. The other extreme is dissolving complexity into a multitude of autonomous isolated and and not-mediated dichotomous systems.

The first has the advantage of maximal operativity in technological and juridical systems, supporting nearly fully-automated surveillance systems and killing procedures.
The second is hopelessly non-operative and still based on humanistic propaganda for a better world - and even for Change.

"The genius of Michelangelo is like the genius of the Talmud, with several layers of meaning, one on top of another. So you can interpret it in terms of Christianity and Judaism, sociologically, historically and artistically. We are just adding one level that has either been ignored or covered up over the centuries.”  Cathryn Drake, Did Michelangelo Have a Hidden Agenda?

"For the third millennium, the struggle against semantic disorder and perversions of the intellect should supersede, precede and be sustained in all cultures, religions, systems of thought and political systems whenever there is a historical necessity to initiate a war of liberation from oppression, domination and exclusion.” Mohammed Arkoun, ISLAM: To reform or to subvert?, The rule of law and civil society in Muslim context, Beyond Dualist Thinking, 2006, p. 381

Hence, the academic question still remains:
Wouldn’t it be worth to support a developement of a cultural paradigm in which pluriversity and operativity could co-operate together?