Category Archives: Extension

{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } Revisited • Comment 3

Peirce identifies inference with a process he describes as symbolization.  Let us consider what that might imply. I am going, next, to show that inference is symbolization and that the puzzle of the validity of scientific inference lies merely in … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } Revisited • Comment 2

Let’s examine Peirce’s second example of a disjunctive term — neat, swine, sheep, deer — within the style of lattice framework we used before. Hence if we find out that neat are herbivorous, swine are herbivorous, sheep are herbivorous, and … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } Revisited • Comment 1

At this point in his inventory of scientific reasoning, Peirce is relating the nature of inference, information, and inquiry to the character of the signs mediating the process in question, a process he is presently describing as symbolization. In the interest … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 12

Re: Ontolog Forum • Azamat Abdoullaev As I suggested in an earlier discussion, the difference that makes a difference in Peirce’s contribution to our understanding of inference and reference is “due to his concurrent development of the logic of relative … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } Revisited • Selection 6

Selection 1 opens with Peirce proposing, “The information of a term is the measure of its superfluous comprehension”, and it closes with his offering the following promise: I am going, next, to show that inference is symbolization and that the … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } Revisited • Selection 5

Peirce now turns to his example of a conjunctive term, which he uses to show the connection between iconic reference and abductive inference. A similar line of thought may be gone through in reference to hypothesis.  In this case we must … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 11

Re: Ontolog Forum • Bruce Schuman When I was first learning information theory, one of my favorite tag lines was: Redundancy is the Essence of Information It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek but none-the-less apt. Although I had happened on hints of … Continue reading

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