Category Archives: Scientific Method

Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 28

Re: Ontolog Forum • Michael DeBellis • Adrian Walker MDB: I’m currently auditing a fascinating seminar at Berkeley on Semiotics and Information Theory.  Mostly we are focusing on C.S. Peirce although we’ve also explored other theories such as Shannon’s Information Theory.  … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 19

Re: Differential Logic and Dynamic Systems Re: FB | Systems Sciences • Kenneth Lloyd An exchange on Facebook took me back to recent discussions of pragmatic truth and long-running discussions of pragmatic semiotic information.  Just by way of a note … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Semiotic Information • Discussion 18

Re: Peirce Society Facebook Page • John Corcoran To address Was ist und was soll Information sein? in a Peircean context we need to grasp or at least try to grapple with Peirce’s inklings about information.  As it happens, I’ve … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 27

Re: Gil Kalai • Avi Wigderson : Integrating Computational Modeling, Algorithms, and Complexity into Theories of Nature Marks a New Scientific Revolution! I took a look at Avi’s paper “On the Nature of the Theory of Computation” (OtNotToC).  There is … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 26

Re: Gil Kalai • Avi Wigderson : Integrating Computational Modeling, Algorithms, and Complexity into Theories of Nature Marks a New Scientific Revolution! Projects giving a central place to computation in scientific inquiry go back to Hobbes and Leibniz, at least, … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 17

Re: Ontolog Forum • Joseph Simpson We are in the middle of trying to work out what Peirce had in mind with his concept of information.  He appears to have developed it from purely logical considerations, if logic can remain … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 16

Re: Ontolog Forum • Joseph Simpson To understand the purpose of Peirce’s lecture hall illustrations I think we need to consider how these sorts of expository examples come into being.  Having crafted a few myself the technique is much like … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 15

I am roughly at the halfway point of my comments on Peirce’s information formula, having just finished up the link between abductive inference and iconic reference.  The discussion of induction and indexicals will follow pretty much the same pattern, though … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 14

Re: Ontolog Forum • Bruce Schuman Information and optimization go hand in hand — discovering the laws or constraints naturally governing the systems in which we live is a big part of moving toward our hearts’ desires within them.  I’m … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 13

Re: Deborah G. Mayo • R.A. Fisher: “Statistical Methods and Scientific Induction” As much as I incline toward Fisher’s views over those of Neyman and Pearson, I always find these controversies driving me back to Peirce.  It’s my personal sense … Continue reading

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