Logic Notebook 1867 March-Oct

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1867 March 23 17r 31

I cannot explain the deep emotion with which I open this book again. Here I write but never after read what I have written for what I write is done in the process of forming a conception. Yet I cannot forget that here are the germs of the theory of the cate gories which is (if anything is) the gift I make to the world. That is my child. [Thru ?] it I shall live when oblivion has me -- my body.

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Whatever is a common character of many things devoted by M is likely to be a character of m.

That does not quite [fit ??] the [ferish ??] It does not contain the idea that the things must have been taken at random out of those devoted by M.

In what [point ??] of view shall we regard this necessity for a random selection? Suppose we look at the matter thus. Certain things have a certain character in common. It follows that these must be some genus of these things which have the character. We cannot take any genus lower [than ??] that which they are selected as belonging to. To take a higher one would involve a perfectly arbitrary [povfoition].

I am convinced that this is a very awkward way of taking hold of the matter.

Suppose we take it up another way for any subject or predicate we can substitute what?

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Only that which this subject or predicate represents -- only that which fulfills the function of that subject or predicate -- only that which the subject or predicate represents to to the [proposition ??] or to the other terms of [it ??].

Now a subject is a direct symbol of its subject to its predicate [and ??] of its a predicate of its predicate to its subject.

But a subject is also an imperfect representation of that genus from which it has been taken -- by which it is determined. It is not a semion sign of it as I have been said. It is an example of it.

A predicate is a representation of the thing of which it is a random character -- a copy of it.

This is horribly vague.

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Only that which this subject or predicate represents -- only that which fulfills the function of that subject or predicate -- only that which the subject or predicate represents to to the [proposition ??] or to the other terms of [it ??].

Now a subject is a direct symbol of its subject to its predicate [and ??] of its a predicate of its predicate to its subject.

But a subject is also an imperfect representation of that genus from which it has been taken -- by which it is determined. It is not a semion sign of it as I have been said. It is an example of it.

A predicate is a representation of the thing of which it is a random character -- a copy of it.

This is horribly vague.

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