Monthly Archives: March 2016

Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 17

Re: Peirce List • Tom Gollier I know we’ve discussed the various meanings of the word object which make sense in Peirce’s semiotics and pragmatism generally, so let me just link to a recent comment I found in my search for … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 16

Re: Peirce List • Jerry Chandler The simple question arises:  If an abductive step is taken by the inquirer, then what? A very good question.  Susan Awbrey and I tried our hands at answering the What Next? question in the … Continue reading

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Theory and Therapy of Representations • 1

Again, in a ship, if a man were at liberty to do what he chose, but were devoid of mind and excellence in navigation (αρετης κυβερνητικης), do you perceive what must happen to him and his fellow sailors? Plato • … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 15

A couple of phrases have stuck in my mind from my earliest days of reading about abductive inference and hypothesis formation.  One has to do with the puzzle of “giving a rule to abduction” and the other alludes to “the reticular … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 14

Re: Peirce List • Clark Goble • John Collier As far as what gives a rule to abduction, as Peirce styled a question I found echoed in minds of inquiry from W.S. McCulloch to Noam Chomsky, Peirce had already given the … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 13

Re: C.S. Peirce • Doctrine Of Individuals Re: Peirce List • Martin Kettelhut I’ve been calling attention to what Peirce wrote about the “Doctrine of Individuals” (what we’d probably call a theory of individuals) for quite some time.  Just for … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 12

Re: Peirce List • Jerry Rhee The tools Peirce gave us for articulating complex cases of inquiry processes, as mediated by complex cases of triadic sign relations, are worth sharpening up to the point where we can make a significant … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 11

Re: Peirce List • Gary Richmond Time and again Peirce refers to the logic of relatives as the key to understanding the more complex issues in his theory of inquiry and theory of signs.  I find this to be good … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 10

Re: Beyond Experiment • Scott Church Names are not important of course, except for the purpose of communication.  The important thing is for us to distinguish hypothesis formation from hypothesis evaluation.  Now, there happens to be a long tradition of … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 9

Re: Beyond Experiment • Scott Church Let me just say again that abduction is not “inference to the best explanation”.  That gloss derives from a later attempt to rationalize Peirce’s idea and it has led to a whole literature of … Continue reading

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