Category Archives: Belief Fixation

{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 2

Re: Peirce List • John Sowa JFS: A more fundamental term is proposition, which is informally defined as the “meaning” of a sentence.  That meaning is usually analyzed as comprehension (also known as intension) and extension. The easier-on-the-eyes blog copy of my … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 1

A puzzle in Peirce I have puzzled over for as long as I can remember involves the relationship between his theory of signs, marking the characters of icons, indices, and symbols, and his theory of inquiry, bearing the three inferences … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension }

Another angle from which to approach the incidence of signs and inquiry is by way of C.S. Peirce’s “laws of information” and the corresponding theory of information that he developed from the time of his lectures on the “Logic of Science” … Continue reading

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Tenacity, Authority, Plausibility, Inquiry

Re: Peter Cameron • Mathematics and Logic My favorite polymathematician, Charles Sanders Peirce, gave a fourfold classification of what he called “methods of fixing belief”, or “settling opinion”, most notably and seminally in his paper, “The Fixation of Belief” (1877).  … Continue reading

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