Graduate studies at Western
Axiomathes 15 (4):575-597 (2005)
|Abstract||It is suggested that Charles Sanders Peirce's triadic semiotics provides a framework for a diagrammatic representation of a sign's proper structure. The action of signs is described at the logical and psychological levels. The role of (unconscious) abductive inference is analyzed, and a diagram of reasoning is offered. A series of interpretants transform brute facts into interpretable signs thereby providing human experience with value or meaning. The triadic structure helps in de-mystifying the relations between Penrose's three worlds when the latter are considered as constituting a semiotic triangle.|
|Keywords||abduction Peirce Penrose's three worlds process ontology semiotic reality the diagrammatic reasoning the complex plane|
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