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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 14

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JA • JFS We find ourselves at the thresh-old of yet another recurring discussion, this time concerning Peirce’s use of the adjectives formal and quasi-necessary with normative connotations, all of which I think is clear … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 13

I would like to return to a point where the paths of discussion began to diverge and then bifurcated so chaotically that I could not track them further, namely, here: Re: Peirce List Discussion • JA • GF • JA … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 12

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Kirsti Määttänen I have a sense of what Peirce meant by the “Logic of Science” and what Dewey meant by calling Logic the “Theory of Inquiry”.  If that’s logic in the narrow sense and not … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 11

Re: Peirce List Discussion • KM • JA • JFS The most important difference between linguistics and logic is that linguistics is descriptive while logic is normative. Yes, some grammarians try to treat grammar as prescriptive, but most in modern … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 10

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Jon Alan Schmidt JA: As I am realizing more and more in recent years, analyzing and classifying signs as a substitute for analyzing and classifying objects is the first slip of a slide into nominalism, … Continue reading

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Homunculomorphisms • 2

Re: John Baez • The Internal Model Principle There’s a far-ranging discussion that takes off from this point, touching on links among analogical reasoning, arrows and functors, cybernetic images, iconic versus symbolic representations, mental models, systems simulations, etc., and just … Continue reading

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Homunculomorphisms • 1

Re: John Baez • The Internal Model Principle Ashby’s book was my own first introduction to cybernetics and I recently returned to his discussion of regulation games in connection with some issues in Peirce’s theory of inquiry. In that context … Continue reading

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Problems In Philosophy • 5

Re: Michael Harris • Are Your Colleagues Zombies? What makes a zombie a legitimate object of philosophical inquiry is its absence of consciousness.  And today’s question is whether mathematical research requires consciousness, or whether it could just as well be … Continue reading

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Problems In Philosophy • 2

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • You Think We Have Problems Classical tradition views logic as a normative science, one whose object is truth.  This puts logic on a par with ethics, whose object is justice or morality in … Continue reading

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“What we’ve got here is (a) failure to communicate” • 6

Excerpt from Warren S. McCulloch, “What Is a Number, that a Man May Know It, and a Man, that He May Know a Number?” (1960) Please remember that we are not now concerned with the physics and chemistry, the anatomy … Continue reading

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