Category Archives: Analogy

Charles Sanders Peirce, George Spencer Brown, and Me • 15

Re: C.S. Peirce, Spencer Brown, and Me • 11 Re: Ontolog Forum • Michael DeBellis MDB: I’ve just started taking Peirce seriously in the last year or so and some of his more complex ideas still aren’t completely clear to … Continue reading

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Charles Sanders Peirce, George Spencer Brown, and Me • 14

Re: C.S. Peirce, Spencer Brown, and Me • 11 Re: Laws of Form • Dirk Baecker DB: Watzlawick’s request for a pragmatic calculus of communication up to now was never appropriately answered.  W. Barnett Pearce and Vernon E. Cronen (Communication, … Continue reading

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Charles Sanders Peirce, George Spencer Brown, and Me • 13

Re: Laws of Form • Dirk Baecker DB: I guess you know Fernando Zalamea’s work on Peirce.  He thinks that all of GSB’s important ideas are already in Peirce’s Existential Graphs. I think he may be right, but then there … Continue reading

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Charles Sanders Peirce, George Spencer Brown, and Me • 12

Re: Laws of Form • Dirk Baecker DB: Thanks to James Bowery for inviting me to this group.  Maybe it is not exactly what I am looking for, since I am interested in a sociological reading of LoF.  Which means … Continue reading

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Charles Sanders Peirce, George Spencer Brown, and Me • 11

There’s a new Laws of Form group in town.  James Bowery et al. have just revived the earlier group on a new platform and everything looks pretty handy so far.  There’s an honest-to-goodness 60s vibe about it for me since … Continue reading

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Inquiry Driven Systems • Comment 6

Re: Peter Cameron • Publication : An Author’s View Dear Peter, It’s funny you should mention Tennyson’s poem in the context of an author’s view of publication as I once laid out a detailed interpretation of the poem as a … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 30

Re: Richard J. Lipton • The Future Of Mathematics? • Is The End Near? Re: “Proofs Are Not As Important As Discoveries” (PANAIAD). Conjecture and Discovery fall under the heading of Abductive Inference (AI’s missing grape). About which more when I pull … Continue reading

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Survey of Precursors Of Category Theory • 2

A few years ago I began a sketch on the “Precursors of Category Theory”, aiming to trace the continuities of the category concept from Aristotle, to Kant and Peirce, through Hilbert and Ackermann, to contemporary mathematical practice.  A Survey of … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 29

Re: Ontolog Forum • Michael DeBellis Questions about Abduction in AI and Computer Science raised in the Ontolog Forum prompted me to look up previous discussions tracing the integral relationship among information, inquiry, and the three types of inference.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 28

Re: Ontolog Forum • Michael DeBellis • Adrian Walker MDB: I’m currently auditing a fascinating seminar at Berkeley on Semiotics and Information Theory.  Mostly we are focusing on C.S. Peirce although we’ve also explored other theories such as Shannon’s Information Theory.  … Continue reading

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