Category Archives: Scientific Method

Survey of Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 1

This is a Survey of blog and wiki posts on three elementary forms of inference, as recognized by a logical tradition that extends from Aristotle through C.S. Peirce.  Particular attention is paid to the ways these inferential rudiments combine to form … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 3

It was fifty years ago this month that I first came North to Michigan, prospecting for a college to enter in the Fall.  I reached East Lansing in the middle of what would later be regaled as the Blizzard of … Continue reading

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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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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 2

Re: A Flash From The Past ⚡⚡⚡ My mind keeps flashing back to the days when I first encountered Peirce’s thought.  It was so fresh, it spoke to me like no other thinker’s thought I knew, and it held so … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Comment 6

Note. This is a placeholder, to be developed later. Figure 2 shows the implication ordering of logical terms in the form of a lattice diagram. Figure 2. Disjunctive Term u, Taken as Subject Reference Peirce, C.S. (1866), “The Logic of … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Comment 5

Let’s stay with Peirce’s example of abductive inference a little longer and try to clear up the more troublesome confusions that tend to arise. Figure 1 shows the implication ordering of logical terms in the form of a lattice diagram. … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Comment 4

There are still many things that puzzle me about Peirce’s account at this point.  I indicated a few of them by means of question marks at several places in the last two Figures.  There is nothing for it but returning … Continue reading

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