# Category Archives: Systems

## Differential Logic, Dynamic Systems, Tangent Functors • Discussion 5

Re: Systems Science • JS Yes, all these strands are strongly entangled. I had already spent a full decade wrestling with the works of Charles Sanders Peirce and George Spencer Brown before my need to figure out what they were … Continue reading

## Differential Logic, Dynamic Systems, Tangent Functors • Discussion 4

Re: Systems Science • LT To clarify my previous remark about General Systems Theory, I wasn’t trying to define a whole field but merely to describe my experience in forums like these, where it took me a while to realize … Continue reading

## Differential Logic, Dynamic Systems, Tangent Functors • Discussion 3

Re: Systems Science • (1) • (2) • (3) Various discussions in various places bring back to mind this thread from early this fall, prompting me to make a try at continuing it.  Here’s a series of blog posts where … Continue reading

## Differential Logic, Dynamic Systems, Tangent Functors • Discussion 2

Re: Cybernetic Communications • SU One thing that interests me here is the relation between narratives and navigation.  Navigation has to do with how we move through actual state spaces while narratives are the tales we tell about past adventures … Continue reading

## Differential Logic, Dynamic Systems, Tangent Functors • Discussion 1

Re: Cybernetics • Stuart Umpleby Susan and I just returned from our annual dramatic immersion in Stratford Ontario and the last play we saw was a playfully dramatic rendition of Milton’s Paradise Lost.  That and the spectacular immorality play currently … Continue reading

## Differential Logic, Dynamic Systems, Tangent Functors • 1

People interested in category theory as applied to systems may wish to check out the following article, reporting work I carried out while engaged in a systems engineering program at Oakland University. The problem addressed is a longstanding one, that … Continue reading

## Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 24

Re: Peirce List • Jon Alan Schmidt Peirce’s categories are best viewed as categories of relations.  To a first approximation, firstness, secondness, thirdness are simply what all monadic, dyadic, triadic relations, respectively, have in common.  At a second approximation, we … Continue reading

## Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 23

Re: Peirce List • Benjamin Udell • Jon Awbrey • Gary Richmond (1) (2) • Jon Alan Schmidt These days it takes me a web search to discover what I was thinking and writing the month before.  I went looking … Continue reading

## Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 22

Re: Peirce List • Jerry Rhee • Tom Gollier • Edwina Taborsky All through 1995 I worked on a graduate project in systems engineering at Oakland University developing my ideas about Inquiry Driven Systems.  I wrote a project report on … Continue reading

## Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 21

Re: Peirce List • Jerry Rhee • Tom Gollier • Edwina Taborsky Given a working hypothesis, as abduced in the previous post, the next phase of inquiry uses deductive inference to expand the implied consequences of the abductive hypothesis, with … Continue reading