Monthly Archives: August 2012

To Avoid The Abyss

We have come to the edge of a moral abyss. The abyss is telling us — “Stop.  Do not go this way.  Turn and go another way.” A simple message.  Easy to obey.  But there may be other forces in … Continue reading

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When It Reigns It Poors

Corporate-owned financial institutions pull off the most massive theft of the Common Wealth in American history and the corporate-owned media wring their hands about the “economic downturn”. We are told it’s time for “austerity measures” and “shared sacrifice” — all … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry : 1

Here are several excursions I made into the subjects of Abduction, Deduction, Induction, and Analogy, comparing Peirce’s first formulations with those in Aristotle and focusing especially on how these forms of inference fit into the Cycle of Inquiry.  Much of … Continue reading

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i write in order to remember myself

just so i don’t forget

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C.S. Peirce • New Elements (Καινὰ Στοιχεῖα) : Comment 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • (1) • (2) Re: C.S. Peirce • New Elements (Καινὰ Στοιχεῖα) : 1 Interest in the reading of Peirce’s “New Elements” appears to be flagging of late, so I thought I might spice things up … Continue reading

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C.S. Peirce • New Elements (Καινὰ Στοιχεῖα) : 1

Selections from C.S. Peirce, “New Elements (Καινὰ Στοιχεῖα)” Editors’ Headnote from The Essential Peirce, Volume 2 MS 517.  [First published in NEM 4:235–63.  This document was most probably written in early 1904, as a preface to an intended book on … Continue reading

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Light in the Clearing

I will keep returning to my core values. I will keep speaking from the center of my experience. Disorder all around me? — What does it matter? As long as there is order in my mind, As long as my … Continue reading

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