# Category Archives: Inquiry Driven Systems

## What part do arguments from authority play in mathematical reasoning?

In forming your answer you may choose to address any or all of the following aspects of the question: Descriptive What part do arguments from authority actually play in mathematical reasoning? Normative What part do arguments from authority ideally play … Continue reading

## The Way The Cookie Uncrumbles Itself

I put down the cup and turn to my mind. It is up to my mind to find the truth. But how? What grave uncertainty, whenever the mind feels overtaken by itself; when it, the seeker, is also the obscure … Continue reading

## Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry : 4

Re: Next Polymath Project • What, When, Where? Here is a bit of data on the Theme One Program that I worked on all through the 1980s. The aim was to develop fundamental algorithms and data structures to support an … Continue reading

## Ask Meno Questions • Code Meno Code

Adapted from Prospects for Inquiry Driven Systems 1.1.2.3. The Trees, The Forest A sticking point of the whole discussion has just been reached. In the idyllic setting of a knowledge field the question of systematic inquiry takes on the following … Continue reading

## Plato’s Puppet Returns

Re: Peter Cameron Between the discovery and the invention, Falls the Shadow, who knows, you know, By tracking backward, retracing the steps Of the tourist, who comes not to conquer, But to enjoy the winding stair to the place. That … Continue reading

## Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry : 3

Re: Gary Richmond Peircers, The program I wrote for my M.A. in Psych was barely a prototype, a “test of concept”, as they say, but I continued to develop and apply the underlying collection of ideas to a number of … Continue reading

## Constraints and Indications : 1

Re: Christophe Menant • (1) • (2) The system-theoretic concept of “constraint” is one that unifies a manifold of other notions — definition, determination, habit, information, law, predicate, regularity, and so on. Indeed, it is often the best way to … Continue reading

## Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry : 2

Re: Jerry Chandler Peircers, I’ve been assembling and continuing to develop what documentation I have on the following page: Theme One Program I think I was probably the first person in that particular psychology department to submit a program as … Continue reading

## Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry : 1

Re: Jerry Chandler et al. Peircers, I view psychology, throughout its many branches, as a fascinating and compelling collection of subjects, so much so that I spent one of my parallel lives in the 1980s earning a Master’s degree in … Continue reading

## Demonstrative And Otherwise

Peircers, I am constantly encountering what I perceive as echoes of Peircean themes in places where acquaintance with or interest in Peirce’s work is slight at best, and that leaves me with a lot of pent up thoughts that I’ve learned … Continue reading