Monthly Archives: August 2015

Pedagogy and Phrenology

Re: Gene V Glass • Why I Am No Longer a Measurement Specialist When I was learning research statistics, the standard cautionary tale on construct validity featured the foibles of Phrenology, the onetime pseudoscience that sought to psych out a … Continue reading

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Quiz Biz

When I taught undergrad math, I told my students that tests were simply a means of communication between student and teacher designed to guide the instruction process, that it was a matter of some inconvenience that third parties had taken … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 7

Re: Peirce List I still have in mind trying to show how the principle I dubbed the Zeroth Law Of Semiotics can help us see what is really going on with a number of old puzzles like the Liar Paradox, … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 6

Re: Peirce List By way of orientation to the task at hand, we are investigating a type of slippage that occurs in the gap between natural language, with the natural assumptions it has evolved to take for granted, rightly or … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 5

Re: Peirce List It may be a day or two before I can get back to the zeroth law of semiotics and how grasping it cures a strain of ills that language and some fashions of logic are heir to, … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 4

Re: Peirce List • Sungchul Ji General terms are terms like man, woman, child, etc., each of which applies to many individuals, in other words, has a general denotation or a plural extension.  Generally speaking, a general term is treated … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 3

Re: Peirce List • Tom Wyrick Nominalism takes its name from the idea that “generals are only names” and it goes by the maxims “Do not take a general name for the name of a general” and “Do not multiply entities … Continue reading

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All Liar, No Paradox • Comment 1

A statement asserts that a statement is a statement that is false. The statement violates an axiom of logic, so it doesn’t really matter whether the ostensible statement the so-called liar, really is a statement or has a truth value. … Continue reading

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All Liar, No Paradox

A statement asserts that a statement is a statement that is false. The statement violates an axiom of logic, so it doesn’t really matter whether the ostensible statement the so-called liar, really is a statement or has a truth value.

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