Trivial considerations

Make of this website what you will. It is not here to convince, but rather plot steps in uncovering recurring patterns in diverse spheres of human activity.

If much of it appears trivial (input, process, and output) this should come as no surprise and is a consequence of cybernetic thinking which is at heart trivial:


and rooted in a Peircean reworking of the triviality:

… I extend logic to embrace all the necessary principles of semeiotic, and I recognize a logic of icons, and a logic of indices, as well as a logic of symbols; and in this last I recognize three divisions: Stecheotic (or stoicheiology), which I formerly called Speculative Grammar; Critic, which I formerly called Logic; and Methodeutic, which I formerly called Speculative Rhetoric.1


1. ‘Speculative Rhetoric’. Term in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce’s Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from, 27.02.2018.