Category Archives: Semiotics

Cerulirians, not “Orthodox” – Updated

Zippy has made several references to the Orthosphere and so I decided to check it. Flipping through the most recent post, the only one that caught my interest by the title was the “Mohammedan, not “Muslim”” post. The point that … Continue reading

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Semiosis and Logic

A proposition is a sort of sign that signifies something. An argument is a sign structure that takes propositions into a certain form to signify a conclusion. The argument objectifies the conclusion, that is in bringing the propositions together in … Continue reading

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Faliblism of the Senses

There are two aspects to our senses to consider, their proper sensibles and the their common sensibles. The proper sensibles take on a dyadic relation between the thing known and the organ. The thing known affects the sense organ in … Continue reading

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Purely Convention and Purely Objective

I don’t have a Facebook account, but I hear things. One of the recent memes was about how the way you look at a 6 or a 9 determines whether it is a 6 or a 9. The fallacy is … Continue reading

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Economic Value: Intrinsic and Conventional

There is more than one sense in which a thing has economic value. The central meaning of value is something’s intrinsic usefulness to man found in its qualities or powers. So, clothing is intrinsically useful to man because it has … Continue reading

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