Category Archives: Physics

What Makes An Object? • 2

Re: Peirce List Discussison • (1) • (2) Visual metaphors and perceptual analogies can be instructive — they make for most of my personal favorites — but in logic, mathematics, and science our interest extends through the abductive spectrum, from … Continue reading

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What Makes An Object? • 1

Re: Gary Fuhrman • Seeing Things What makes an object is a perennial question. I can remember my physics professors bringing it up in a really big way when I was still just a freshman in college.  They always cautioned … Continue reading

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Continuity, Generality, Infinity, Law, Synechism : 1

The concept of continuity that Peirce highlights in his synechism is a logical principle that is somewhat more general than the concepts of either mathematical or physical continua. Peirce’s concept of continuity is better understood as a concept of lawful … Continue reading

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Alpha Now, Omega Later : 7

Re: Alpha Now, Omega Later • Theorems From Physics? In a way, the relation between “physics space” and “information space” is one of the topics I address in my work on inquiry driven systems. Here is a pertinent place in … Continue reading

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Alpha Now, Omega Later : 4

Re: Cristopher Moore on Theorems From Physics? It is critically important to distinguish between the objective landscape, the boolean functions as mathematical objects, and the syntactic landscape, the particular formal language we are using as a propositional calculus to denote … Continue reading

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Alpha Now, Omega Later : 3

Re: Theorems From Physics? Bits of Synchronicity … What kind of information process is scientific inquiry? What kinds of information process are involved in the various types of inference — abductive, deductive, inductive — that go to make up scientific … Continue reading

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