Category Archives: Definition

Readings On Determination • Discussion 4

Re: Peirce List • Gary Fuhrman Determination, along with the related concepts of constraint, definition, form, structure, etc., are subjects of recurring discussion.  Here are links to readings I collected back when I began approaching inference, information, inquiry, logic, sign processes, … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 19

Re: Differential Logic and Dynamic Systems Re: FB | Systems Sciences • Kenneth Lloyd An exchange on Facebook took me back to recent discussions of pragmatic truth and long-running discussions of pragmatic semiotic information.  Just by way of a note … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 18

Re: Peirce Society Facebook Page • John Corcoran To address Was ist und was soll Information sein? in a Peircean context we need to grasp or at least try to grapple with Peirce’s inklings about information.  As it happens, I’ve … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 17

Re: Systems Science • Kent Palmer The best way to get a handle on what Peirce meant by his formula, is to study a suitable sample of critical passages from his Lectures of 1865–1866 on the Logic of Science.  The … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 16

Re: Systems Science • Kent Palmer As a general rule Peirce avoided in advance many of the problems bedeviling later philosophies of science in the 20th Century.  Doing so came rather naturally to him as he rarely succumbed to the … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 15

A Comprehensile Tale Here’s a gloss on “comprehension” I copied from Runes some years ago, plus a bit of commentary I added at the time. Comprehension.  The sum of characteristics which connote a class notion symbolized by a general term.  … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 14

Re: Information = Comprehension × Extension Re: Systems Science • Kent Palmer It may be useful to clear up a couple of technical points about Peirce’s terminology before getting to the main business. Here I’m using extension and intension in … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 13

Re: Survey of Pragmatic Semiotic Information Re: Ontolog Forum • Joseph Simpson I’ve been looking at the record of past discussions and thinking about what I’d like to accomplish this year.  Just off hand, I see a lot of discussion … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 12

Peter Smith, on his Logic Matters blog, queried readers about the type/token distinction and its possible origins before Peirce.  I shared the following observations: It doesn’t help with the question of semiogenesis, which is no doubt lost to the mists … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 11

Re: Ontolog Forum • Ferenc Kovacs Re: Anja-Karina Pahl • Contradiction and Analogy as the Basis for Inventive Thinking One of the insights coming out of Peirce’s logical work is the fact that negative operations are more powerful than positive … Continue reading

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