Category Archives: Analogy

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 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 a sample of … 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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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 32

Re: FB | Foundations of Mathematics • John Corcoran There was a huge — and of course ultimately futile — discussion of truth theories back in 2005 when the Wikipediot article on Truth was under development.  Pragmatists of one stripe … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 31

One of the more disconcerting developments, I might say “devolutions”, I’ve observed over the last 20 years has been the general slippage back to absolutist and dyadic ways of thinking, all of it due to the stubborn pull of unchecked reductionism … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 30

Re: Ontolog Forum • Mihai Nadin Re: Peirce List • Helmut Raulien I first encountered Peirce’s dimensions of generality and vagueness — two measures of determinacy on sign relations describing the extent to which objects are determined by signs and … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 29

Re: Ontolog Forum • JA • JFS cc: Systems Science • Structural Modeling • Ontolog Forum • Laws of Form • Cybernetics

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 28

Re: The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 20 I had to go back and remind myself why I took up this thread again, but at least it supplies a lot of material for future study on … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 27

Re: Peirce List • John Sowa It’s been my observation over many decades that people invoke the “ethics of terminology” mainly to inveigh against everyone’s innovations but their own, so these days I’ve shifted my attention to the “pragmatics of … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 26

Re: Peirce List • John Sowa Questions about Peirce’s use of “formal” and “normative” in relation to logic and semiotic have arisen on the Peirce List once again, but I have to run off to another appointment, so for now I’ll … Continue reading

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