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All my projects are exploratory in essence but this line of inquiry is more open-ended than most. The question is: What is information and how does it impact the spectrum of activities that answer the call of inquiry?

Pursuing his quest to examine and explain the “Logic of Science”, C.S. Peirce pierced the veil of historical confusions about the issue and fixed on what he called the “Laws of Information” as the needed key to solving the puzzle. This was in 1865 and 1866, detailed in his lectures at Harvard College and the Lowell Institute.

Fast forward to the present and I see the Big Question as follows. Having gone through the exercise of comparing and contrasting Peirce’s theory of information, however much it remains in a rough-hewn state, with Shannon’s paradigm that so informs the ongoing revolution in our understanding of information today, I have reason to believe that Peirce’s idea is root and branch more general and has the potential, with the due amount of development, to resolve many mysteries that still bedevil our grasp of inference, information, and inquiry.

C.S. Peirce on the Laws of Information and the Logic of Science

Excursions

References

  • Peirce, C.S. (1867), “Upon Logical Comprehension and Extension”, Online.

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