Category Archives: Scientific Method

{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 7

Re: Joselle DiNunzio Kehoe • Information and Questions of Consciousness C.S. Peirce put forth the idea that what he called “the laws of information” were key to solving “the puzzle of the validity of scientific inference” and thus to understanding … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Traction • 7

Re: Peirce List Discussion • John Sowa It’s good to remember that observation, perception itself, has an abductive character in Peirce’s analysis and induction for him is more a final testing than initial conception stage.  Yes, it’s wheels upon wheels … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Traction • 6

Re: Peirce List Discussion • GF • JFS When it comes to the relative contributions of phenomenology and mathematics to logic, I always find myself returning to the picture I drew once before from Peirce’s Syllabus, on the relationship of phenomenology and … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Traction • 5

☯  TAO  ☯ Trials And Outcomes Expression | Impression Effectors | Receptors Exertion | Reaction Conduct | Bearing Control | Observe Effect | Detect Poke | Peek Note | Note Pat | Apt | Tap Just a few notes to … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Traction • 4

Re: Oliver Maclaren • Statistics Without True Models Or Hypothesis Testing I once wrote a “pure empiricist” sequential learning program that took this sort of approach to the data in its input stream. Here is the manual, that will give … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Traction • 3

Re: Deborah G. Mayo • Revisiting Popper’s Demarcation of Science I think Peirce would say that any struggle to pass from the irritation of doubt toward the settlement of belief is a form of inquiry — it’s just that some … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Traction • 2

Re: Facebook Discussion • Richard Saunders I’m about to be diverted for a couple of weeks but this is an ever-ongoing question so I know I’ll be coming back to it again.  The short shrift goes a bit like this … Continue reading

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