Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry 1

Re: Peirce ListJerry ChandlerJon AwbreyGary RichmondChristophe Menant

I view psychology, throughout its many branches, as a fascinating and compelling collection of subjects, so much so I spent one of my parallel lives in the 1980s earning a Master’s degree in it, submitting a “Plan B” thesis in the form of a computer program designed to integrate a module for complex sequential learning with a module for propositional constraint satisfaction based on an extension of Peirce’s logical graphs.  I wandered through three universities during that time, taking graduate courses in math, psychology, statistics, and computer science, finally finishing in 1989.

The hot topics of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science from those times have lately enjoyed a revival on the Peirce List, and though it brings me a twinge of seasonal nostalgia now and then to hear those old chestnuts being fired up again, those problems seem to me now as problems existing for and within a peculiar tradition of thought, a tradition of chasing will o’ th’ wisps Peirce side-stepped long before the chase began.

I hear in Peirce a different drummer …

I remember when others heard it, too …

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