Category Archives: Pragmatism

Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 15

A Comprehensile Tale Here’s a gloss on “comprehension” I copied from Runes some years ago, plus a bit of commentary I added at the time. Comprehension.  The sum of characteristics which connote a class notion symbolized by a general term.  … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 14

Re: Information = Comprehension × Extension Re: Systems Science • Kent Palmer It may be useful to clear up a couple of technical points about Peirce’s terminology before getting to the main business. Here I’m using extension and intension in … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 13

Re: Survey of Pragmatic Semiotic Information • 4 Re: Ontolog Forum • JS I’ve been looking at the record of past discussions and thinking about what I’d like to accomplish this year.  Just off hand, I see a lot of … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 12

Peter Smith, on his Logic Matters blog, queried readers about the type/token distinction and its possible origins before Peirce.  I shared the following observations: It doesn’t help with the question of semiogenesis, which is no doubt lost to the mists … Continue reading

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Semiotics, Semiosis, Sign Relations • 3

For ease of reference, here are two variants of Peirce’s 1902 definition of a sign, which he gives in the process of defining logic. Selections from C.S. Peirce, “Carnegie Application” (1902) No. 12.  On the Definition of Logic Logic will … Continue reading

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Semiotics, Semiosis, Sign Relations • 2

Re: Cybernetics • Ontolog Forum • Structural Modeling • Systems Science Here are links to fuller discussions of semiotics. Sign Relations • InterSciWiki • Wikiversity The approach described here develops from what I regard as the core definition of triadic … Continue reading

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Semiotics, Semiosis, Sign Relations • 1

A first mention of semiotics (and cybersemiotics) in another group gave me a chance to begin a fresh introduction to the subject.  I thought it might be useful to share that here. Here’s the intro I wrote for Wikipedia many … Continue reading

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