Category Archives: Uncertainty

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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Survey of Semiotic Theory Of Information • 1

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

Posted in Abduction, C.S. Peirce, Communication, Control, Cybernetics, Deduction, Determination, Discovery, Doubt, Entropy, Epistemology, Fixation of Belief, Ignorance, Illusion, Induction, Information, Information Theory, Inquiry, Inquiry Driven Systems, Inquiry Into Inquiry, Interpretation, Interpretive Frameworks, Invention, Knowledge, Learning Theory, Logic, Logic of Relatives, Logic of Science, Mathematics, Mental Models, Objective Frameworks, Peirce, Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Pragmatic Information, Probable Reasoning, Process, Process Thinking, Relation Theory, Scientific Inquiry, Scientific Method, Semeiosis, Semiosis, Semiotic Information, Semiotics, Sign Relational Manifolds, Sign Relations, Surveys, Thirdness, Triadic Relations, Triadicity, Uncertainty | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Doubt, Uncertainty, Dispersion, Entropy : 2

Re: John Baez • Entropy and Information in Biological Systems Re: To develop the concept of evolutionary games as “learning” processes in which information is gained over time. My customary recommendation on this point is to look more deeply into … Continue reading

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Doubt, Uncertainty, Dispersion, Entropy : 1

Re: Stephen Rose • The Second Law of Thermodynamics Just a note to anchor a series of recurring thoughts that come to mind in relation to a Peirce List discussion of entropy etc., but I won’t have much to say … Continue reading

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Tenacity, Authority, Plausibility, Inquiry

Re: Peter Cameron My favorite polymathematician, Charles Sanders Peirce, gave a fourfold classification of what he called “methods of fixing belief”, or “settling opinion”, most notably and seminally in his paper, “The Fixation of Belief” (1877). Adjusting his nomenclature very … Continue reading

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Constraints and Indications : 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Christophe Menant • (1) • (2) The system-theoretic concept of “constraint” is one that unifies a manifold of other notions — definition, determination, habit, information, law, predicate, regularity, and so on.  Indeed, it is often … Continue reading

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The Power of Peirce’s Thought : 3

Re: Stephen Rose There are reasons why I felt compelled to stand back from the picture that others were painting — of opposing personal styles in the creative process and also in the wider intellectual landscape — and to seek … Continue reading

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