Definition and Determination • 3

Re: Peirce List • Rafe Champion (1) (2)

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 master’s in psychology — I returned to grad school in a Systems Engineering program with the aim of “unifying the manifold” of unfinished projects I had begun in the years gone by.

My study of Peirce went back to my freshman year in college and many of my unfinished projects involved the development and extension of his ideas in one way or another.  The application to grad school asked for a statement of my current research interests.  I wrote out an eighty page essay, of which I submitted 20 pages plus a 20 page bibliography, being what I considered the more settled part of the overall vision.

There’s a copy of that here:

That may provide an indication of what I still regard as worthy goals but of course few people will ever read much of that, so I’ll make the old college try to succintify it as we go.

cc: Inquiry List • Peirce List (1) (2) (3)

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2 Responses to Definition and Determination • 3

  1. Pingback: Definition and Determination : 9 | Inquiry Into Inquiry

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