Monthly Archives: December 2012

Providence

Red-breasted robins and brown-speckled starlings Mobbing the crab-apple tree outside my window, Stretching their necks for the frozen red berries — The snow-sprinkled branches saved them for now. Jon Awbrey 31 Dec 2012

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Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry : 3

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Gary Richmond The program I wrote for my M.A. in Psych was barely a prototype, a “test of concept”, as they say, but I continued to develop and apply the underlying collection of ideas to … Continue reading

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Why am I afraid of writing what I know?

or in a place where it might be understood? or to a person who might understand it?

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Constraints and Indications : 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Christophe Menant • (1) • (2) The system-theoretic concept of “constraint” is one that unifies a manifold of other notions — definition, determination, habit, information, law, predicate, regularity, and so on.  Indeed, it is often … Continue reading

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Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry : 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Jerry Chandler I’ve been assembling and continuing to develop what documentation I have on the following page: Theme One Program I think I was probably the first person in that particular psychology department to submit … Continue reading

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Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry : 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion I view psychology, throughout its many branches, as a fascinating and compelling collection of subjects, so much so that I spent one of my parallel lives in the 1980s earning a Master’s degree in it, submitting … Continue reading

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Constants, Inconstants, and Higher Order Propositions

A question arising on the Foundations Of Math List provides me with an opportune excuse to broach the subject of higher order propositions, which I think afford a better way to handle the situations of confusion, doubt, obscurity, uncertainty, and … Continue reading

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