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Re: Correlation and Causality

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 ```http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/semi.2013.2013.issue-196/sem-2013-0064/sem-2013-0064.xml?format=INT Here is an attempt to think about these questions, but not exhuastively. I talk about the Design of signs but of coyrse one extrapolate from tat towards the design of physical artifacts Jude ________________________________________ From: CHUA Soo Meng Jude (GPL, PLS) Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:59 AM To: PhD-Design - This list is for discussion of PhD studies and related research in Design Subject: RE: Correlation and Causality Dear Charles Depending on what you mean by research, abduction occurs in the very hypothesizing moment when one arrives at an educated guess, say in science or scintiic research, and the hypothess is then corroborated against test cases. Abduction was in the late middle ages called ascending induction. I have read the pieces by Cross and Kolko where they discussabduction but only very briefly, and without further analysing abduction for us. The people who are really unpacking abduction n the current are semiotic scholars, people like Susan Petrilli, John Deely and Gunther Kress, and the earlier post before mine pointing to Pierce would I think be on the right track. One line of study is to grasp abduction as the semiosis of sign systems. Abduction occurs when an interpretant enables a sign to point to, relate with, relay onwards to, the signified. So perhaps it is the interpretant that is mst interesting to look at. How can, and for what purpose, can we increase our store of interpretants, which account for the creative abductive semiosis from a representamen to the signified, etc. Also in the semiosis of new ideas or meanings, are there ethically relevant interpretants that should guide our intentional semiosis? If design theory is to go anywhere with this lead of yours relating design and abduction, then i think as design theorsts we must work closely with scholars in semiotics. Jude National Institute of Education (Singapore) http://www.nie.edu.sg DISCLAIMER : The information contained in this email, including any attachments, may contain confidential information. This email is intended only for the use of the addressee(s) listed above. Unauthorised sight, dissemination or any other use of the information contained in this email is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email by fault, please notify the sender and delete it immediately. ----------------------------------------------------------------- PhD-Design mailing list <[log in to unmask]> Discussion of PhD studies and related research in Design Subscribe or Unsubscribe at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/phd-design ----------------------------------------------------------------- ```