Gary, Frithjof, John, list,

I'm no longer sure whether the audios were of lectures by Zeman or by Don D. Roberts. I can't find anything about them in emails on my computer. I'm not sure whether Nathan sent them to us or maybe gave us access in some other way. Sorry for my faulty memory.

Best, Ben

On 10/17/2016 5:25 PM, Gary Richmond wrote:
John, Frithjof, List,

I agree that this sounds like an excellent idea. Off-list, Ben Udell and I have been discussing possibilities related to preserving Zeman's work, for example, considering Arisbe as a possible place to house his site. But Frithjof's site seems like the ideal location for Jay's work (btw, Frithjof, in his email to John which John posted a snippet of here, inadvertently left off the 's' of 'graphs' in the url, so until Ben pointed this out, I wasn't able to access it). See: http://www.existential-graphs.org/

Ben also reminded me that we had a while back discussed with Nathan Houser the possibility of putting some of Jay's audio lectures up at Arisbe. (FYI, Frithjof, since shortly after Joseph Ransdell's death in 2010, The Peirce Group which Joe established, now led by Houser, appointed Ben and me co-managers of peirce-l and Arisbe, Ben in addition being Arisbe's webmaster, and I moderator of the peirce-l e-forum in accordance with Joe's wishes). But there are some challenges in putting these lectures up. As Ben wrote off-list, among these is "how to make a video that simultaneously uses the lectures as sound and pages from the EG book as visuals."

But I'm sure we are all in agreement that for now the important thing is to preserve and promulgate Jay's work. Some on the list may not be aware of Zeman's not inconsiderable contribution to the study of Peirce's existential graphs. A quotation from the conclusion of Fernando Zalamea's excellent work, /Peirce's Logic of Continuity /(2012), may give a sense of that contribution. Fernando writes:

    Going upstream, against Quine and his influence ['Quine could not
    foresee the pragmatic, topological and modal richness of the
    graphs' and offered a 'clumsy' review of them], the doctoral
    theses of Roberts and Zeman saved the graphs from oblivion. And
    still against the tide, the last two decades of work around the
    existential graphs [including Zeman's] augur finally the emergence
    of the "privileged place" that the graphs should occupy (Zalamea,
    162).


Best,

Gary Richmond


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On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 10:59 AM, John F Sowa <s...@bestweb.net <mailto:s...@bestweb.net>> wrote:

    On 10/17/2016 3:15 AM, Dau, Frithjof wrote:

        I own www.existential-graph.org
        <http://www.existential-graph.org> (for about two decades now...)
        and I would be more than pleased to offer somespace on my site.


    That's an excellent idea.  It would be important to combine Jay's EG
    material and related work on EGs on a site that has a knowledgeable
    caretaker to update and maintain it.  It would also be useful to add
    other EG resources (or their URLs) to the site.

    Another point:  If you allow a domain name to elapse, it is usually
    bought by people who use it for advertising totally unrelated
    material -- frequently intermixed with URLs for porn, gambling, etc.
    They are always willing to sell the domain names, but the amount
    that they charge is far more than the cost of registering the name.

    Therefore, it's important to keep Jay's EG domain name and have
    both names linked to the unified site.  Jay's web site at the
    university will not be hijacked because the university owns the
    parent domain, but they usually drop the web page after a few years.

    John


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