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Forgetfulness Of Purpose • 6

Just enough time for an incidental observation. Consider the table Ashby uses to describe his first example of a regulation game. A table like that is a compact way of describing a triadic relation, in this case a relation whose … Continue reading

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Forgetfulness Of Purpose • 5

Recall the game between R and D determined by the following data. Here is Ashby’s analysis of how it plays out. Examination of the table soon shows that with this particular table R can win always.  Whatever value D selects … Continue reading

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Forgetfulness Of Purpose • 4

Ashby now invites us to consider a series of games, beginning as follows. 11/3.   Play and outcome.  Let us therefore forget all about regulation and simply suppose that we are watching two players, R and D, who are engaged in … Continue reading

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Forgetfulness Of Purpose • 3

Here is the first part of Ashby’s setup for the schematic example I had in mind. Requisite Variety 11/1.   In the previous chapter we considered regulation from the biological point of view, taking it as something sufficiently well understood.  … Continue reading

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Forgetfulness Of Purpose • 2

I had planned to get down to brass tacks as quickly as possible, with an object example from Ashby’s Cybernetics that made an impression on me at an early stage in my thinking about intelligent systems.  But while I was … Continue reading

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Forgetfulness Of Purpose • 1

Naturally I had purposes and reflected on my purposes for as long as I can remember but I don’t think I thought about the concept of purpose in a systematic way until I began taking courses on cybernetics and systems … Continue reading

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Signs Of Signs • 4

Re: Michael Harris • Language About Language But then inevitably I find myself wondering whether a proof assistant, or even a formal system, can make the distinction between “technical” and “fundamental” questions.  There seems to be no logical distinction.  The … Continue reading

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Signs Of Signs • 3

Re: Michael Harris • Language About Language And if we don’t, who puts us away? One’s answer, or at least one’s initial response to that question will turn on how one feels about formal realities.  As I understand it, reality … Continue reading

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Signs Of Signs • 2

Re: Michael Harris • Language About Language I compared mathematics to a “consensual hallucination,” like virtual reality, and I continue to believe that the aim is to get (consensually) to the point where that hallucination is a second nature. I … Continue reading

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Signs Of Signs • 1

Re: Michael Harris • Language About Language There is a language and a corresponding literature that approaches logic and mathematics as related species of communication and information gathering, namely, the pragmatic-semiotic tradition passed on to us through the lifelong efforts … Continue reading

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