Category Archives: Pragmata

Pragmatic Cosmos • 1

Re: Michael Harris • Not About Fibonacci I have often reflected on the interminglings of the main three normative sciences.  In one of my earliest meditations I saw Beauty, Goodness, and Truth as the intersecting circles of a Venn diagram, with the … Continue reading

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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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Forgetfulness Of Purpose • 8

Re: Peirce List Discussion • (1) • (2) Just to review, we were looking at Ashby’s example of a regulation game as given below. I observed that this gives us a triadic relation whose triples are listed next. Sungchul Ji … Continue reading

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Forgetfulness Of Purpose • 7

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Sungchul Ji I invited readers to consider Ashby’s example of a regulation game as a triadic relation whose triples are given by either one of the following tables. Sungchul Ji asked a rather good question … Continue reading

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Forgetfulness Of Purpose • 6

Just enough time for an incidental observation. Consider the table Ashby uses to describe his first example of a regulation game. A table like that is a compact way of describing a triadic relation, in this case a relation whose … Continue reading

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Forgetfulness Of Purpose • 5

Recall the game between R and D determined by the following data. Here is Ashby’s analysis of how it plays out. Examination of the table soon shows that with this particular table R can win always.  Whatever value D selects … Continue reading

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