Category Archives: Intentionality

Homunculomorphisms • 2

Re: John Baez • The Internal Model Principle There’s a far-ranging discussion that takes off from this point, touching on links among analogical reasoning, arrows and functors, cybernetic images, iconic versus symbolic representations, mental models, systems simulations, etc., and just … Continue reading

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Homunculomorphisms • 1

Re: John Baez • The Internal Model Principle Ashby’s book was my own first introduction to cybernetics and I recently returned to his discussion of regulation games in connection with some issues in Peirce’s theory of inquiry. In that context … Continue reading

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Problems In Philosophy • 5

Re: Michael Harris • Are Your Colleagues Zombies? What makes a zombie a legitimate object of philosophical inquiry is its absence of consciousness.  And today’s question is whether mathematical research requires consciousness, or whether it could just as well be … Continue reading

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Constraints and Indications : 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Christophe Menant • (1) • (2) The system-theoretic concept of “constraint” is one that unifies a manifold of other notions — definition, determination, habit, information, law, predicate, regularity, and so on.  Indeed, it is often … Continue reading

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Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets • Discussion 3

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Gary Moore • Stefan Berwing I intend to get back to this subject as soon as possible but the dire political situation in my home state is once again eating up a lot of my … Continue reading

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Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets • Discussion 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Stefan Berwing Let us put fuzzy sets to one side for the moment and take up the matter of belief you raised, as I believe that connection is very apt. As it happens, there was … Continue reading

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Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets : 3

There is at present an extensive literature on fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic. I got another brush with the world of fuzzy back in the 1990s when I returned to grad school in a systems engineering program, partly because my … Continue reading

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