Monthly Archives: May 2012

Definition and Determination : 4

If I hear what a couple of my interlocutors are saying, we need both a place to stand and direction of focus in order to tackle the massa confusa that rises up like a great cloud of unknowing every time … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination : 3

Re: Rafe Champion Where to begin? Perhaps in the middle … In the early 90s — having spent a quarter of a century acquiring a Bachelor’s in “Mathematical and Philosophical Method”, a Master’s in mathematics, and a Master’s in psychology … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination : 2

Peircers, Recent discussions have brought to mind a number of persistent problems in pragmatic thought, especially if we aim to apply Peirce’s conceptions to real practical effect in understanding pressing real-world phenomena. Among the host of issues, the following two … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination : 1

It looks like we might be due for one of our recurring reviews on the closely related subjects of definition and determination, with special reference to what Peirce himself wrote on the topics. Here is a set of excerpts I … Continue reading

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Details, Details, Details

The difference between the devil and the divinity may lie in the details, but it’s not unusual for the devil to decoy us with detail after detail, when the unexamined premiss is the screen behind which the real deil lies. … Continue reading

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The Prime Movers of Disaster Capitalism

☠ Obscenely Rich Corporations (ORCs) ⇒ Corporate Owned Governments (COGs) ⇒ Mercantile Engineered Social Starvation (MESS) ⇒ Corporate Owned Biosphere Wasting Earth’s Bounty (COBWEB)

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Inquiry Live and Logic Live

Prompted by observations I had been making over a long period of time about the problems of fragmentation and increasing insularity in web communities, and inspired in part by discussions I had been having with Michel Bauwens of the Peer2Peer … Continue reading

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