[Fis] _ Re: _ Re: _ DISCUSSION SESSION: INFOBIOSEMIOTICS

2016-04-04 Thread Mark Johnson
Dear Lou, "The fusion of thought with itself is the place from which we can understand the fusion of ourselves with Nature in a unity that precedes the apparent distinctions that we take for granted." This is a powerful thought! It looks like a statement of Husserlian phenomenology - it

[Fis] _ Re: _ Re: _ DISCUSSION SESSION: INFOBIOSEMIOTICS

2016-04-03 Thread Louis H Kauffman
Dear Mark, 1. The way we think is part of how Nature works. 2. Thought is not separate from our contact with Nature. 3. Concept arises in the integration of thought and percept. 4. Thought is singular in that thought can be the object of thought and this becomes a place where subject and object

[Fis] _ Re: _ Re: _ DISCUSSION SESSION: INFOBIOSEMIOTICS

2016-04-03 Thread Stanley N Salthe
All -- There is the World, and there is Nature, our model of the world. Nature is based in (usually one kind of) logic, even though there is scant evidence that the world operates only or mostly logically. The evidence that there is is found in successful applications of engineering and