Category Archives: Philosophy of Science

Survey of Semiotic Theory Of Information • 2

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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Inquiry, Signs, Relations • 1

Re: Michael Harris • A Non-Logical Cognitive Phenomenon Human spontaneous non-demonstrative inference is not, overall, a logical process.  Hypothesis formation involves the use of deductive rules, but is not totally governed by them;  hypothesis confirmation is a non-logical cognitive phenomenon:  … Continue reading

Posted in Abduction, Action, Analogy, Cognition, Cognitive Science, Communication, Deduction, Foundations of Mathematics, Induction, Information, Information Theory, Inquiry, Inquiry Into Inquiry, Interpretation, Logic, Logic of Relatives, Logic of Science, Mathematics, Michael Harris, Peirce, Philosophy, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Science, Pragmatism, Relation Theory, Relevance, Semiotics, Sign Relations, Triadic Relations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Survey of Semiotic Theory Of Information • 1

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

Posted in Abduction, C.S. Peirce, Communication, Control, Cybernetics, Deduction, Determination, Discovery, Doubt, Entropy, Epistemology, Fixation of Belief, Ignorance, Illusion, Induction, Information, Information Theory, Inquiry, Inquiry Driven Systems, Inquiry Into Inquiry, Interpretation, Interpretive Frameworks, Invention, Knowledge, Learning Theory, Logic, Logic of Relatives, Logic of Science, Mathematics, Mental Models, Objective Frameworks, Peirce, Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Pragmatic Information, Probable Reasoning, Process, Process Thinking, Relation Theory, Scientific Inquiry, Scientific Method, Semeiosis, Semiosis, Semiotic Information, Semiotics, Sign Relational Manifolds, Sign Relations, Surveys, Thirdness, Triadic Relations, Triadicity, Uncertainty | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scientific Attitude : 1

There is an outlook on the world that I call the Scientific Attitude (SA).  There are times when the “A” is better served by apperception, approach, or attunement, but attitude will do for a start. The scientific attitude accepts appearances, … Continue reading

Posted in Epistemology, Generality, Haecceity, Inquiry, Inquiry Into Inquiry, Knowledge, Logic, Logic of Science, Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Reproducibility, Science, Scientific Attitude, Scientific Method | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pragmatism About Theoretical Entities : 1

By theoretical entities I mean things like classes, properties, qualities, sets, situations, or states of affairs, in general, the putative denotations of theoretical concepts, formulas, sentences, terms, or treatises, in brief, the ostensible objects of signs. A conventional statement of … Continue reading

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What Is A Theorem That A Human May Prove It?

Re: Why Is Mathematics Possible? • Tim Gowers’ Take On The Matter Comment 1 To the extent that mathematics has to do with reasoning about possible existence, or inference from pure hypothesis, a line of thinking going back to Aristotle … Continue reading

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What part do arguments from authority play in mathematical reasoning?

In forming your answer you may choose to address any or all of the following aspects of the question: Descriptive What part do arguments from authority actually play in mathematical reasoning? Normative What part do arguments from authority ideally play … Continue reading

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