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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 13

Re: Deborah G. Mayo • R.A. Fisher: “Statistical Methods and Scientific Induction” As much as I incline toward Fisher’s views over those of Neyman and Pearson, I always find these controversies driving me back to Peirce.  It’s my personal sense … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } Revisited • Comment 5

Let’s stay with Peirce’s example of abductive inference a little longer and try to clear up the more troublesome confusions that tend to arise. Figure 1 shows the implication ordering of logical terms in the form of a lattice diagram. … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } Revisited • Comment 4

Many things still puzzle me about Peirce’s account at this point.  I indicated a few of them by means of question marks at several places in the last two Figures.  There is nothing for it but returning to the text … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } Revisited • Comment 3

Peirce identifies inference with a process he describes as symbolization.  Let us consider what that might imply. I am going, next, to show that inference is symbolization and that the puzzle of the validity of scientific inference lies merely in … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } Revisited • Comment 2

Let’s examine Peirce’s second example of a disjunctive term — neat, swine, sheep, deer — within the style of lattice framework we used before. Hence if we find out that neat are herbivorous, swine are herbivorous, sheep are herbivorous, and … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } Revisited • Comment 1

At this point in his inventory of scientific reasoning, Peirce is relating the nature of inference, information, and inquiry to the character of the signs mediating the process in question, a process he is presently describing as symbolization. In the interest … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Discussion 12

Re: Ontolog Forum • Azamat Abdoullaev As I suggested in an earlier discussion, the difference that makes a difference in Peirce’s contribution to our understanding of inference and reference is “due to his concurrent development of the logic of relative … Continue reading

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