Category Archives: Inquiry

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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Survey of Inquiry Driven Systems • 2

This is a Survey of previous 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 … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Theory Of Truth • 24

Re: Peirce List • Edwina Taborsky Dear Edwina, I think I can get the drift of what you are saying.  At least, I can see there is something monadic about the Tenacity method of fixing belief or settling on what … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Theory Of Truth • 23

Re: Richard J. Lipton • The Truth Just a random forkful of thoughts from a pragmatic peircepective … Pragmatic Theory Of Truth Re: Cristopher Moore • Platonism and Pluralism The “irritation of doubt”, a state of uncertainty or surprise, marks … 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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Survey of Cybernetics • 1

Again, in a ship, if a man were at liberty to do what he chose, but were devoid of mind and excellence in navigation (αρετης κυβερνητικης), do you perceive what must happen to him and his fellow sailors? Plato • … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry : 29

Re: Ontolog Forum Questions about Abduction in AI and Computer Science raised in the Ontolog Forum prompted me to look up previous discussions tracing the integral relationship among information, inquiry, and the three types of inference.  Here’s a sample of … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry : 28

Re: Ontolog Forum • Michael DeBellis • Adrian Walker MDB: I’m currently auditing a fascinating seminar at Berkeley on Semiotics and Information Theory.  Mostly we are focusing on C.S. Peirce although we’ve also explored other theories such as Shannon’s Information Theory.  … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Theory Of Truth • 22

Re: Systems Science • Scott Jackson Discussions of “thinking and flawed decisions” arising in the Systems Science Working Group naturally brought the topic of Pragmatic Truth and all its bedeviled vicissitudes back to this Peircean’s mind. I have often observed … Continue reading

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