Category Archives: Scientific Inquiry

Survey of Semiotic Theory Of Information • 1

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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Survey of Inquiry Driven Systems • 1

This is a Survey of previous blog and wiki posts on Inquiry Driven Systems, material that I plan to refine toward a more compact and systematic treatment of the subject. An inquiry driven system is a system that has among … Continue reading

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Alpha Now, Omega Later : 4

Re: Cristopher Moore on Theorems From Physics? It is critically important to distinguish between the objective landscape, the boolean functions as mathematical objects, and the syntactic landscape, the particular formal language we are using as a propositional calculus to denote … Continue reading

Posted in Computational Complexity, Differential Logic, Equational Inference, Fixation of Belief, General Problem Solver, Hill Climbing, Inquiry, Inquiry Driven Systems, Laws of Form, Logic, Logical Graphs, Peirce, Peirce List, Physics, Propositional Calculus, Scientific Inquiry, Scientific Method, Semiotics, Sisyphus, Spencer Brown, Systems Theory, Zeroth Order Logic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Alpha Now, Omega Later : 3

Re: Theorems From Physics? Bits of Synchronicity … What kind of information process is scientific inquiry? What kinds of information process are involved in the various types of inference — abductive, deductive, inductive — that go to make up scientific … Continue reading

Posted in Differential Logic, Equational Inference, Fixation of Belief, Inquiry, Inquiry Driven Systems, Laws of Form, Logic, Logical Graphs, Peirce, Peirce List, Physics, Propositional Calculus, Scientific Inquiry, Scientific Method, Semiotics, Spencer Brown, Systems Theory, Zeroth Order Logic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tenacity, Authority, Plausibility, Inquiry

Re: Peter Cameron 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). Adjusting his nomenclature very … Continue reading

Posted in Authority, Belief Fixation, Comments Elsewhere, Fixation of Belief, Inquiry, Method, Peirce, Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Plausibility, Science, Scientific Inquiry, Scientific Method, Tenacity, Uncertainty | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment