Category Archives: Philosophy

Problems In Philosophy • 8

Re: Ontolog Forum • David Whitten Dear David, I’ll extend this post tomorrow, apocalypse permitting, but while I wait for the election returns I’ll post just a pair of links to the Wikiversity articles on Descriptive Science and Normative Science, … Continue reading

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Problems In Philosophy • 7

Re: FB | Charles S. Peirce Society (a) John Corcoran • Cosmic Justice Hypotheses (b) John Corcoran • The Inseparability of Logic and Ethics Peirce emphasized the intricate relationships among the Big Three Normative Sciences — Aesthetics, Ethics, Logic — … Continue reading

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Problems In Philosophy • 6

Another one of those recurring questions I’m constantly forgetting what I wrote about or where before just came up again on the Gödel’s Lost Letter blog. Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • The Night Of The Ethical Algorithm Classical … Continue reading

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Survey of Pragmatic Semiotic Information • 5

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

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 2

Re: Peirce List • Edwina Taborsky Dear Edwina, Analytic frameworks, our various theories of categories, sets, sorts, and types, have their uses but they tend to become à priori, autonomous, top-down, and top-heavy unless they are supported by a robust population … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 1

Re: Peirce List • Edwina Taborsky ET: I particularly like your comment that “signhood is a role in a triadic relation, a role that a thing bears or plays in a given context of relationships — it is not an … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • 1

To understand how signs work in Peirce’s theory of triadic sign relations, or “semiotics”, we have to understand, in order of increasing generality, sign relations, triadic relations, and relations in general, each as conceived in Peirce’s logic of relative terms … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 20

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • IBM Conference on the Informational Lens A little bit of history recoded … It may be worth noting the Information Revolution in our understanding of science began in the mid 1860s when C.S. Peirce … Continue reading

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Mathematical Method • Discussion 7

Re: Ontolog Forum • Alex Shkotin Dear Alex, You raised the following point: AS: One important usage of a sign is as an element of a language, especially a formal one, i.e. with a formal grammar. For context you cited … Continue reading

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Mathematical Method • Discussion 6

Re: Ontolog Forum • Alex Shkotin Dear Alex, Thanks for the very apt segue from Jon Barwise — Modern mathematics might be described as the science of abstract objects, be they real numbers, functions, surfaces, algebraic structures or whatever.  Mathematical … Continue reading

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