Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed For Signs
Re: Peirce List Discussion • Jon Alan Schmidt
What class of Sign is a law of nature?
I’ve mentioned the following possibility several times before, but maybe not too recently.
A sign relation is a subset of a cartesian product where are the object, sign, interpretant domains, respectively. In a systems-theoretic framework we may think of these domains as dynamical systems.
We often work with sign relations where but it is entirely possible to consider sign relations where all three domains are one and the same. Indeed, it could be the case that where the system is the entire universe. This would make the entire universe a sign of itself to itself.
A general way to understand a system-theoretic law is in terms of a constraint — the fact that not everything that might happen actually does. And that is nothing but a subset relation.
So the law embodying how the universe represents itself to itself could be nothing other than a sign relation