Semiosis of the monad This is very very speculative. I'm no mathematician.
THESIS: Somehow there ought to be a connection between Peirce's semiotics and Leibniz's monads. Let these be given as forms of computation, a) the columns being the STAGES of computation b) the rows being the TYPE of computation performed at that stage. The first column represents INPUT: the perception or reading stage. The second column represents PROCESSING : database comparisons, thinking The third column represents OUTPUT in various forms: INPUT (Column 1) (first read the entire program): First Row: Qualisign would be dealing with the aesthetic or feeling input Second Row: Sinsign would be database comparisons (guesses as to outcome) Third Row: Legisign would be dealing with rational or reason aspects. PROCESSING (Column 2) The second column represents types of PROCESSING (what is done with above) : First Row: Icon would deal with images (database lookup, direct comparisons) Second Row: Index would deal with particular meanings Third Row: Symbol would be more general categories of meaning (metaphors) OUTPUT (Column 3) First Row- Rheme would be an actual term or word Second Row- Decisign would be a proposition Third Row- Argument would be a logical conclusion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiotic_elements_and_classes_of_signs Words in parentheses in the table are alternate names for the same kinds of signs. Phenomenological category: Sign is distinguished by phenomenological category of...1. Quality of feeling. Possibility. Reference to a ground. OR 2. Reaction, resistance. Brute fact. Reference to a correlate. OR 3. Representation, mediation. Habit, law. Reference to an interpretant. I. ...the SIGN ITSELF:QUALISIGN (Tone, Potisign) OR SINSIGN (Token, Actisign) OR LEGISIGN (Type, Famisign) AND II. ...the sign's way of denoting its OBJECT:ICON (Likeness, etc.) OR INDEX (Sign*) OR SYMBOL (General sign*) AND III. ...the sign's way — as represented in the INTERPRETANT — of denoting the sign's object:RHEME (Sumisign, Seme; e.g., a term) OR DICISIGN (Dicent sign, Pheme; e.g., a proposition) OR ARGUMENT (Suadisign, Delome) Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net 9/4/2012 Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him so that everything could function." -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.