Category Archives: Michael Harris

Theory and Therapy of Representations • 4

Re: Theory and Therapy of Representations • 3 Re: Ontolog Forum • PDM JA: What are the forces distorting our representations of what’s observed, what’s expected, and what’s intended? PDM: The short answer is …. the force behind all distortions is … Continue reading

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Theory and Therapy of Representations • 3

Representation is a concept we find at the intersection of cybernetics, epistemology, logic, mathematics, politics, and psychology both cognitive and clinical.  In my studies it led me from math to psych and back again, with sidelong glances at the history … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Cosmos • 1

Re: Michael Harris • Not About Fibonacci I have often reflected on the interminglings of the main three normative sciences.  In one of my earliest meditations I saw Beauty, Goodness, and Truth as the intersecting circles of a Venn diagram, with the … Continue reading

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Theory and Therapy of Representations • 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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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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You Say “Réseau” • I Say “Rousseau” • 3

Re: Michael Harris • My Réseau • Networks in Action in French Economics Readers of Peirce know that the concept of community is integral to his treatment of inquiry, interpretation, knowledge, reality, and truth.  The following statement is a nice … Continue reading

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You Say “Réseau” • I Say “Rousseau” • 2

Re: Michael Harris • My Réseau • Networks in Action in French Economics No true Peircean could fail to be reminded of the following statement whenever the subjects of community or reality come up. The real, then, is that which, … Continue reading

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