Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 3

Re: Ontolog ForumJFS

What I find lacking in these static ontological hierarchies is the dynamic, functional, transformational side of scientific inquiry, the process that produces the product known as knowledge.  If sciences are bodies of organized knowledge, what is the physiology of those bodies?  That is the variety of systems theory I learned in my schools, focusing on the states of systems and how they change over time.

When we apply that systems perspective to information systems, knowledge systems, systems of belief, received opinion, whatever, the state under investigation is a state of information, knowledge, and so on, and the question becomes, “What influences and operations actually do and optimally ought to update that state of information over time?”

cc: Systems ScienceStructural Modeling

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