Category Archives: Relation Theory

The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 21

Re: Ontolog Forum • John Bottoms Re: The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 20 The reflections in my previous blog post developed over several weeks observing various discussions around the web where people seemed to be … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 20

Cross-paradigm communication, like cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural communication, can be difficult.  Sometimes people do not even recognize the existence of other paradigms, disciplines, cultures, long before it comes to the question of their value.  Readers of Peirce know he often uses … Continue reading

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Semiotics, Semiosis, Sign Relations • 4

Re: Semiotic Triangle • John Corcoran Concepts for Peirce are mental symbols, so they fall under the general designation of signs.  For triadic sign relations in general, then, we are considering a triadic relation among objects of signs, signs of … 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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Signspiel • 1

Re: Ontolog Forum • John Sowa All sorts of players have given us all sorts of spiel about speech acts over the years, but Peirce stands out from the chorus in giving us generative models of semiosis based on triadic … Continue reading

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Individuality, Identity, Teridentity • 1

Some problems cannot be solved in the paradigms where they first appear, which is why we keep recurring to them without quite freeing ourselves from the loops in which they ensnare us.  Questions about the supposed uniqueness of supposed individuals … Continue reading

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Survey of Pragmatic Semiotic Information • 4

This is a Survey of previous blog and wiki posts on Pragmatic Semiotic Information.  All my projects are exploratory in character but this line of inquiry is more open-ended than most.  The question is: What is information and how does it … Continue reading

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