Monthly Archives: March 2012

C.S. Peirce • A Guess at the Riddle

Selections from C.S. Peirce, “A Guess at the Riddle”, CP 1.354–416 359.   First and Second, Agent and Patient, Yes and No, are categories which enable us roughly to describe the facts of experience, and they satisfy the mind for a … Continue reading

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C.S. Peirce • The Reality of Thirdness

Selections from C.S. Peirce, “Lowell Lectures of 1903”, CP 1.343–349 343.   We may say that the bulk of what is actually done consists of Secondness — or better, Secondness is the predominant character of what has been done.  The immediate … Continue reading

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☆ships of yore

on the trailing edge of an icy winged age, semele lies enleved in the foils of hades. when shall we see her depart the departed? when will i mark my recue from the shades? not till signs of spring charge … Continue reading

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C.S. Peirce • Objective Logic

Selections from C.S. Peirce, “Minute Logic” (1902), CP 2.111–118 111.   With Speculative Rhetoric, Logic, in the sense of Normative Semeotic, is brought to a close.  But now we have to examine whether there be a doctrine of signs corresponding to … Continue reading

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