Category Archives: Scientific Inquiry

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

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Alpha Now, Omega Later : 3

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • 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 — … 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

Posted in Authority, Belief Fixation, C.S. Peirce, Fixation of Belief, Inquiry, Logic, Method, Peirce, Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Plausibility, Science, Scientific Inquiry, Scientific Method, Tenacity, Uncertainty | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments