Category Archives: Inquiry

Charles Sanders Peirce, George Spencer Brown, and Me • 13

Re: Laws of Form • Dirk Baecker DB: I guess you know Fernando Zalamea’s work on Peirce.  He thinks that all of GSB’s important ideas are already in Peirce’s Existential Graphs. I think he may be right, but then there … Continue reading

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Charles Sanders Peirce, George Spencer Brown, and Me • 12

Re: Laws of Form • Dirk Baecker DB: Thanks to James Bowery for inviting me to this group.  Maybe it is not exactly what I am looking for, since I am interested in a sociological reading of LoF.  Which means … Continue reading

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Charles Sanders Peirce, George Spencer Brown, and Me • 11

There’s a new Laws of Form group in town.  James Bowery et al. have just revived the earlier group on a new platform and everything looks pretty handy so far.  There’s an honest-to-goodness 60s vibe about it for me since … Continue reading

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Icon Index Symbol • 20

Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed For Signs Re: FB | Semiotics, Books, Links, News • Jon Awbrey • Dalibor Lošťák JA: Icon, Index, Symbol and all other classifications are ideal types abstracted from concrete signs and there are no pure … Continue reading

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Icon Index Symbol • 19

Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed For Signs Re: Peirce List • Steven Skaggs SS: As far as visual semiotics is concerned, it is helpful to think of a “terrain” or map of a semantic mode territory in which of icon-index-symbol form … Continue reading

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Icon Index Symbol • 18

Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed For Signs Re: FB | Semiotics, Books, Links, News • Muntadher Almahdawi Another one of those recurring questions just came up in a Facebook group devoted to Semiotics and I thought it would be useful … Continue reading

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Survey of Inquiry Driven Systems • 3

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

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Inquiry Driven Systems • Comment 6

Re: Peter Cameron • Publication : An Author’s View Dear Peter, It’s funny you should mention Tennyson’s poem in the context of an author’s view of publication as I once laid out a detailed interpretation of the poem as a … Continue reading

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Survey of Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 2

This is a Survey of blog and wiki posts on three elementary forms of inference, as recognized by a logical tradition extending from Aristotle through Charles S. Peirce.  Particular attention is paid to the way these inferential rudiments combine to … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 30

Re: Richard J. Lipton • The Future Of Mathematics? • Is The End Near? Re: “Proofs Are Not As Important As Discoveries” (PANAIAD). Conjecture and Discovery fall under the heading of Abductive Inference (AI’s missing grape). About which more when I pull … Continue reading

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