Category Archives: Peirce

Indicator Functions • Discussion 1

Peter Smith, on his Logic Matters blog, asks the question, “What Is A Predicate?”, and considers a number of answers. There are of course other possible answers, and one I learned quite early on, arising very naturally in applying mathematical … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Comment 8

So what is all this fuss about the relation between inquiry and signs, as analyzed in Peirce’s theories of their structure and function and synthesized in his theory of information? The best way I’ve found to see where the problem … Continue reading

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Differential Logic, Dynamic Systems, Tangent Functors • Discussion 2

Re: Cybernetic Communications • SU One thing that interests me here is the relation between narratives and navigation.  Navigation has to do with how we move through actual state spaces while narratives are the tales we tell about past adventures … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 9

Re: Ontolog Forum • JS I’ll be experiencing intermittent interruptions from now until the moving vans come and probably a while after but I’m hoping things will settle down by Thanksgiving. For the moment I’ll simply post a few links … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Comment 7

One of the most tantalizing puzzles in Peirce’s work is the relation between his theory of inquiry and his theory of signs.  From the outset I found it useful to return to his early ventures where the two theories work … Continue reading

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Differential Logic, Dynamic Systems, Tangent Functors • Discussion 1

Re: Cybernetic Communications • Analyzing Differences of Perceptions/Constructions Susan and I just returned from our annual dramatic immersion in Stratford Ontario and the last play we saw was a playfully dramatic rendition of Milton’s Paradise Lost.  That and the spectacular … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 8

Re: Ontolog Forum • JS The concept of a triadic sign relation, in typical form where is the object domain (think universe of discourse) and and are domains of signs (think channels or languages) being used to talk and think … Continue reading

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