# Monthly Archives: May 2023

## Inquiry Into Inquiry • On Initiative 5

Re: Inquiry Into Inquiry • On Initiative 2 Re: Mathstodon • Joeri Sebrechts JS: That’s not how it works.  The model lacks agency.  It is a machine whose gears are cranked by the user’s prompt.  It can ask questions, but … Continue reading

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## Mathematical Demonstration and the Doctrine of Individuals • 2

Selection from C.S. Peirce’s “Logic Of Relatives” (1870) In reference to the doctrine of individuals, two distinctions should be borne in mind.  The logical atom, or term not capable of logical division, must be one of which every predicate may … Continue reading

## Mathematical Demonstration and the Doctrine of Individuals • 1

Selection from C.S. Peirce’s “Logic Of Relatives” (1870) Demonstration of the sort called mathematical is founded on suppositions of particular cases.  The geometrician draws a figure;  the algebraist assumes a letter to signify a single quantity fulfilling the required conditions.  … Continue reading

## Inquiry Into Inquiry • On Initiative 4

Re: Terry Tao • PCAST Working Group on Generative AI Invites Public Input My Comment — I think a lot of people who’ve been working all along on AI, intelligent systems, and computational extensions of human capacities in general are … Continue reading

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## Systems of Interpretation • 3

Re: Peirce List • Mike Bergman • Valentine Daniel The “triskelion” figure in the previous post shows the bare essentials of an elementary sign relation or individual triple   There’s a less skeletal figure Susan Awbrey and I used in … Continue reading

## Systems of Interpretation • 2

Re: Peirce List • Mike Bergman • Valentine Daniel Let’s start as simply as possible.  The following Figure is typical of many I have used to illustrate sign relations from the time I first began studying Peirce’s theory of signs. … Continue reading

## Systems of Interpretation • 1

Re: Peirce List • Mike Bergman • Valentine Daniel Questions have arisen about the different styles of diagrams and figures used to represent triadic sign relations in Peircean semiotics.  What do they mean?  Which style is best?  Among the most … Continue reading

## Inquiry Into Inquiry • On Initiative 3

Re: Scott Aaronson • Should GPT Exist? • My Comment The more fundamental problem I see here is the failure to grasp the nature of the task at hand, and this I attribute not to a program but to its … Continue reading

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