Monthly Archives: February 2018

Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry 6

Programs are algorithms operating on data structures (Niklaus Wirth).  How do we turn abstract graphs like those used by Charles S. Peirce and G. Spencer Brown into concrete data structures algorithms can manipulate?  There are many ways to do this, but one … Continue reading

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Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry 5

I started learning programming about the same time I first ran across C.S. Peirce’s Logical Graphs and Spencer Brown’s Laws of Form in the late 1960s and naturally tried each new language and each new set of skills I learned on writing … Continue reading

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Survey of Theme One Program • 2

This is a Survey of blog and wiki posts relating to the Theme One Program I worked on all through the 1980s.  The aim was to develop fundamental algorithms and data structures to support an integrated learning and reasoning interface, … Continue reading

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Inquiry Driven Systems • Comment 2

I just got reminded of an earlier blog post that more or less fits here.  It links to the bibliography I had in hand and mind when I went back to graduate school in systems engineering to synthesize all the … Continue reading

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Inquiry Driven Systems • Comment 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • DE • ET The role of acquired knowledge bases in inquiry, learning, and reasoning is discussed in the following article and sections. Introduction to Inquiry Driven Systems Inquiry Learning Transfer Testing

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Sign Relations • Comment 12

Re: Ontolog Discussion • HP In the Peirce universe “the role that human institutions play in establishing grounding and associated frames of reference and standards” (Hans Polzer) is articulated by reference to “communities of inquiry” and “communities of interpretation”.  Invoking … Continue reading

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Sign Relations • Comment 11

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JAS When you ask a question about what something is, you are asking a question about its ontology.  But signhood is not a matter of ontology, it is a form of relation. Re: Peirce List … Continue reading

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Sign Relations • Comment 10

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JFS Three-Headed Dogs and Triadic Sign Relations Peirce’s “Sop to Cerberus” got tossed about quite a bit in our discussions across the Web this millennium.  Here’s a record of one occasion from the days when … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 7

Re: Joselle DiNunzio Kehoe • Information and Questions of Consciousness C.S. Peirce put forth the idea that what he called “the laws of information” were key to solving “the puzzle of the validity of scientific inference” and thus to understanding … Continue reading

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