Category Archives: Abduction

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 • Michael DeBellis 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 … 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 Semiotic Information • Discussion 19

Re: Differential Logic and Dynamic Systems Re: FB | Systems Sciences • Kenneth Lloyd An exchange on Facebook took me back to recent discussions of pragmatic truth and long-running discussions of pragmatic semiotic information.  Just by way of a note … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 18

Re: Peirce Society Facebook Page • John Corcoran To address Was ist und was soll Information sein? in a Peircean context we need to grasp or at least try to grapple with Peirce’s inklings about information.  As it happens, I’ve … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 27

Re: Gil Kalai • Avi Wigderson : Integrating Computational Modeling, Algorithms, and Complexity into Theories of Nature Marks a New Scientific Revolution! I took a look at Avi’s paper “On the Nature of the Theory of Computation” (OtNotToC).  There is … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 26

Re: Gil Kalai • Avi Wigderson : Integrating Computational Modeling, Algorithms, and Complexity into Theories of Nature Marks a New Scientific Revolution! Projects giving a central place to computation in scientific inquiry go back to Hobbes and Leibniz, at least, … Continue reading

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Abductive Inference, Concept Formation, Hypothesis Formation • 1

In pragmatic semiotics, concept formation like hypothesis formation falls under the heading of abductive inference.  A lot has been said and there’s a lot more to say about that, but things are too much in flux right now to allow … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 17

Re: Ontolog Forum • Joseph Simpson We are in the middle of trying to work out what Peirce had in mind with his concept of information.  He appears to have developed it from purely logical considerations, if logic can remain … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 16

Re: Ontolog Forum • Joseph Simpson To understand the purpose of Peirce’s lecture hall illustrations I think we need to consider how these sorts of expository examples come into being.  Having crafted a few myself the technique is much like … Continue reading

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