Category Archives: Structure

Readings On Determination • Discussion 4

Re: Peirce List • Gary Fuhrman Determination, along with the related concepts of constraint, definition, form, structure, etc., are subjects of recurring discussion.  Here are links to readings I collected back when I began approaching inference, information, inquiry, logic, sign processes, … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination : 17

Re: Ontolog Forum Discussion • Richard McCullough RM:  We clearly have some differences in the “definition” of “definition”. I suppose it all depends on the sorts of things one wants to define, something we might call the context of application.  … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination : 16

Re: Ontolog Forum Discussion • Richard McCullough RM:  What is your view of definitions? A recurring question, always worth some thought, so I added my earlier comment to a long-running series on my blog concerned with Definition and Determination. Definition and … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination : 15

Re: Ontolog Forum Discussion In some early math course I learned a fourfold scheme of Primitives (undefined terms), Definitions, Axioms, and Inference Rules.  But later excursions tended to run the axioms and definitions together, speaking for example of mathematical objects … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination : 14

Re: Peirce List Discussion I’ve been trying to sort through the explosion of topics and tangents that have arisen over the past month — disruptions in my actual and virtual office spaces have made it hard for me to keep … Continue reading

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Readings On Determination • Discussion 3

Re: Readings On Determination • 1 I keep coming back to Peirce’s early lectures on the logic of science because we see there the first inklings of his prospective theory of information, one of those ideas whose time was ripe … Continue reading

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Readings On Determination • 1

The concepts of definition and determination converge in their concern for setting bounds to the point where they coincide at a certain level of abstraction.  One avenue of approach to determination may then begin from a consideration of definition. The moment, then, … Continue reading

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Readings On Determination • Discussion 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Jeffrey Brian Downard Having been through this same discussion on many previous occasions I will try to sum up the more persistent confusions that never cease to bedevil the subject.  Most of these arise from … Continue reading

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Readings On Determination • Discussion 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion What I’m really after here has to do with the way that a certain concept of determination figures into Peirce’s better definitions of a sign relation — “better” meaning the definitions that are strong enough to … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination : 13

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Jerry Rhee Verbal acrobatics can get a person only so far, even for a high-wire act like C.S. Peirce, and all the great failures to launch I’ve seen pragmatism and semiotics suffer from during the last … Continue reading

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