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Theory and Therapy of Representations • 4

Re: Theory and Therapy of Representations • 3 Re: Ontolog Forum • PDM JA: What are the forces distorting our representations of what’s observed, what’s expected, and what’s intended? PDM: The short answer is …. the force behind all distortions is … Continue reading

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Theory and Therapy of Representations • 3

Representation is a concept we find at the intersection of cybernetics, epistemology, logic, mathematics, politics, and psychology both cognitive and clinical.  In my studies it led me from math to psych and back again, with sidelong glances at the history … Continue reading

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History, Its Arc, Its Tangents • 1

Re: Renaissance Mathematicus • Both Sides of History I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 6

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JA • JFS • JA What interests me so much about Peirce’s first legislation of the “laws of information” in his 1865–1866 “Logic of Science” is that the primal twins of Inquiry and Semiotics nestle … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 5

Re: Peirce List Discussion • John Sowa What you say goes to the heart of a problem I saw in Natural Propositions, whether it was Peirce’s account or Stjernfelt’s analysis I did not have time to decide as the schedule … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 4

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Jeffrey Brian Downard JBD quoting CSP: I restricted myself to terms, because at the time this chapter was first written (1867), I had not remarked that the whole doctrine of breadth and depth was equally … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 3

Re: Peirce List Discussion • John Sowa I gave Frederik Stjernfelt’s Natural Propositions a careful reading back when the Peirce List took it up.  Here is an archived topic thread that contains the author’s lead-off plus a sample of ensuing discussion: … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 17

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JA • GF • JFS • JLRC • JA • JFS • GF A rather amusing, if slightly ominous illustration of the point I am trying to make here has just popped up in the … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 16

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JA • JFS JFS: For those of us who are trying to convince modern students to study Peirce, we need to become bilingual.  We need to show how his terminology and notations map to and … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 15

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JA • GF One could hardly dispute the importance of logical implication relations like   Their set-theoretic analogues are subset relations like which are almost the canonical way of expressing constraint, determination, information, and so … Continue reading

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