Situation Theory: a survey

Posted on Fri 28 October 2011 in Situation Theory • Tagged with channel theory, information, information flow, situation semantics, situation theory

Lee, Jacob. 2011. Situation Theory: a survey. Master’s Thesis, Fresno, California: California State University Fresno.


Situation semantics was developed as an alternative to possible-worlds semantics. While possible-worlds semantics defines the informational content of sentences in terms of complete descriptions of the way the world is or might be …

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Introduction to Channel Theory

Posted on Mon 06 June 2011 in Situation Theory • Tagged with channel theory, information flow, situation theory

The channel theory of Jeremy Seligman and Jon Barwise [1] is intended to help us understand information flows of the following sort: a's being F carries the information that b is G. For example, we might want a general framework in which understand how a piece of fruit's bitterness …

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Some information flows in a Samoan fono

Posted on Thu 17 February 2011 in Rumination • Tagged with fono, information flow

Idealized spatial organization of the fono Idealized spatial organization of the fono

The fono, politics and space

A fono is a political meeting in the Western Somoan village. The fono is a spatially organized event: high ranking orators are seated in the front, low ranking orators and other low status and low rank persons in the …

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Lattice Model of Information Flow

Posted on Mon 24 January 2011 in Rumination • Tagged with information flow, social networks

I am caught in a maelstrom of work and so I decide to play.

I have an excellent textbook on discrete mathematics on my shelf from a course I took as a student a few years ago [1]. Its always useful to review such books to remind oneself of certain …

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