Archive for April 2008

Science of Consciousness Road Trip

I’m just back from Tucson, AZ where I spent the last few days at the 2008 Science of Consciousness conference. The conference is sponsored by the Center for Consciousness Studies (CCS) which is part of the University of Arizona Medical School. CCS presents itself as promoting open, rigorous discussion of all phenomena related to conscious experience.

Algebraic Semiotics: A Relational Theory of Meaning

If you’re interested in the categories ontology mentioned in my post called “On a New List of Categories” and you’re looking for some background, check out Joseph Goguen’s work on algebraic semiotics. As described by Goguen in “On Notation” Peirce’s semiotics forms the basis for a relational theory of meaning for algebraic specifications.