{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 6

Re: Peirce ListJAJFSJA

What interests me about Peirce’s first articulation of the “laws of information” in his early lectures on the “Logic of Science” is how 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 we ever will again.  (I am cautiously optimistic their further development won’t go the way it did for Rome.)

More than that, whatever disclaimers Peirce may have made 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.

cc: Peirce List

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