{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 6

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JAJFSJA

What interests me so much about Peirce’s first legislation of the “laws of information” in his 1865–1866 “Logic of Science” is that the primal twins of Inquiry and Semiotics nestle so closely in their first nest that we can see their kinship far better and more easily than ever we will again.  (I am cautiously optimistic their further development won’t go the same way it did for Rome.)

More than that, whatever disclaimers Peirce may issue about his own originality, I don’t think anyone can fairly encounter his definition of a term’s information as “the measure of its superfluous comprehension” without being downright shocked at its novelty.

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