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 • CM • JA • CM 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 the … Continue reading

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Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry : 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Jerry Chandler I think I was probably the first person in that particular psychology department to submit a program as a master’s thesis, at any rate they didn’t have regular procedures set up for that … Continue reading

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Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry : 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JLRC • JA • GR • CM 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 … Continue reading

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Constants, Inconstants, and Higher Order Propositions

A question arising on the Foundations Of Math List gives me an opportunity to introduce the subject of higher order propositions, which I think afford a better way to handle the situations of confusion, doubt, obscurity, uncertainty, and vagueness often … Continue reading

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Demonstrative And Otherwise

I am constantly encountering what I perceive as echoes of Peircean themes in places where acquaintance with or interest in Peirce’s work is slight at best, and that leaves me with a lot of pent up thoughts that I’ve learned through … Continue reading

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Paradigms, Playgrounds, Programmes, Programs

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • Mounting or Solving Open Problems Comment 1 Sometimes the programme must simply be to keep developing our understanding of the ground on which the mountains rest. Comment 2 It might be observed that … Continue reading

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Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets • Discussion 3

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Gary Moore • Stefan Berwing I intend to get back to this subject as soon as possible but the dire political situation in my home state is once again eating up a lot of my … Continue reading

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