Bruce and John
Just one quick note concerning Rand.
I found that her typical essay had more definitions,
and clearer definitions, than other authors.
One of her favorite remarks was
Define your premises. Dick McCullough
Context Knowledge Systems
mKE and the mKR language
> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:41:11 -0400
> From: sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx
> To: ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [ontolog-forum] Hermeneutics and semiotics (was FWD: mKR2IKL)
> You raised some important issues. They are fundamental to logic and
> ontology. I changed the subject line to indicate a change in topic.
> > I see subject areas like "hermeneutics" or "semiotics" as examples --
> > which look to me like attempts to create scientific or strict
> > interpretations of abstractions, but without the benefit of a
> > well-grounded precision -- the way a biologist might ground ideas in
> > chemistry, which in turn might be grounded in physics.
> That's why I cited Peirce. He founded the field of semiotics,
> and he stands head and shoulders above the rest -- primarily
> because he covered the whole field *in depth*.