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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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Pragmatic Traction • 7

Re: Peirce List Discussion • John Sowa It’s good to remember that observation, perception itself, has an abductive character in Peirce’s analysis and induction for him is more a final testing than initial conception stage.  Yes, it’s wheels upon wheels … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Traction • 6

Re: Peirce List Discussion • GF • JFS When it comes to the relative contributions of phenomenology and mathematics to logic, I always find myself returning to the picture I drew once before from Peirce’s Syllabus, on the relationship of phenomenology and … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension }

Another angle from which to approach the incidence of signs and inquiry is by way of C.S. Peirce’s “laws of information” and the corresponding theory of information that he developed from the time of his lectures on the “Logic of Science” … 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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