Category Archives: Determination

Definition and Determination • 22

Re: Definition and Determination • (18) • (19) • (20) • (21) Re: Laws of Form • Lyle Anderson Dear Lyle, The labyrinth of Socratic switchbacks and dialogical detours in Excerpt 21 gave several readers fits of befuddlement.  I think I … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination • 21

Re: Definition and Determination • (18) • (19) • (20) Re: FB | The Ecology of Systems Thinking • Richard Saunders RS: Don’t you think some little bit of unconscious knowledge and logic comes preloaded, à priori, courtesy of our parents … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination • 20

Re: Peirce List • Robert Marty RM: Thank you for this information.  I happen to have a work in progress (not yet written) on the question of determination.  I discovered that Peirce gave a quite remarkable definition in CP 8.361. “We … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination • 19

Re: Peirce List • Edwina Taborsky JA: I needed to start thinking of semiotics and sign relations in the light of cybernetics and systems theory.  That required me to convert from understanding a sign relation as a relation among three … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination • 18

Various discussions in sundry places led me by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to the environs of old notes I gathered on the topics of Definition and Determination, that being on the occasion of a return to graduate school … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 21

Re: FB | Medieval Logic • Kollbjorn Oldtheyn • Edward Buckner On the question of which later developments in logic Peirce anticipated, I’ve been more focused on the points where he saw through to features we would not see again … Continue reading

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Survey of Pragmatic Semiotic Information • 5

This is a Survey of previous blog and wiki posts on the Semiotic Theory Of Information.  All my projects are exploratory in essence but this line of inquiry is more open-ended than most.  The question is: What is information and how … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 20

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • IBM Conference on the Informational Lens A little bit of history recoded … It may be worth noting the Information Revolution in our understanding of science began in the mid 1860s when C.S. Peirce … Continue reading

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Survey of Definition and Determination • 1

In the early 1990s, “in the middle of life’s journey” as the saying goes, I returned to grad school in a systems engineering program with the idea of taking a more systems-theoretic approach to my development of Peircean themes, from … Continue reading

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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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