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Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique

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Volume 2018, Issue 222


Semeiotic logic or, deduction, induction, and semeiotic

Ru Michael Sabre
Published Online: 2018-04-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sem-2016-0164


Deduction, induction, and semeiotic relate by each being a permutation of modus ponens. As deduction providing necessary inference is the means of mathematical proof, and induction establishing sound generalizations is the basis of scientific research, so semeiotic bringing to bear informed responses to experience is the core of human understanding. Semeiotic, specifically semeiosis, is shown to be Peircean abduction in the context of signs, thus producing informed response to experience.

Keywords: deduction; induction; abduction; semeiotic; ten trichotomies; Aristotle; Francis Bacon; Charles Peirce


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Published Online: 2018-04-25

Published in Print: 2018-04-25

Citation Information: Semiotica, Volume 2018, Issue 222, Pages 81–85, ISSN (Online) 1613-3692, ISSN (Print) 0037-1998, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sem-2016-0164.

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