Monthly Archives: April 2016

Types of Reasoning in C.S. Peirce and Aristotle • 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Ben Udell • Gary Richmond Present business has kept me from following much of the recent discussion on Peirce’s three types of reasoning, but we have been down this road before and so old tunes … Continue reading

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Types of Reasoning in C.S. Peirce and Aristotle • 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion In one of his earliest treatments of the three types of reasoning, from his Harvard Lectures “On the Logic of Science” (1865), Peirce gives an example that illustrates how one and the same proposition might be … Continue reading

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Readings On Determination • Discussion 3

Re: Readings On Determination • 1 I keep coming back to Peirce’s early lectures on the logic of science because we see there the first inklings of his prospective theory of information, one of those ideas whose time was ripe … Continue reading

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Readings On Determination • 1

Re: Peirce List (1) (2) The concepts of definition and determination converge in their concern for setting bounds to the point where they coincide at a certain level of abstraction.  One avenue of approach to determination may then begin from a consideration … Continue reading

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Readings On Determination • Discussion 2

Re: Peirce List (1) (2) Re: Jeffrey Downard (1) (2) (3) Having been through this same discussion on many previous occasions I’ll try to sum up the more persistent confusions never ceasing to bedevil the subject.  Most of these arise from … Continue reading

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Readings On Determination • Discussion 1

Re: Peirce List (1) (2) What I’m really after here has to do with the way a certain concept of determination figures into Peirce’s better definitions of a sign relation — “better” meaning definitions strong enough to bear the load … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination • 13

Re: Peirce List (1) (2) Re: Jerry Rhee (1) (2) Verbal acrobatics can get a person only so far, even for a high-wire act like C.S. Peirce, and all the great failures to launch I’ve seen pragmatism and semiotics suffer from … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination • 12

Re: Peirce List (1) (2) Re: Jerry Rhee, quoting Peirce (1) (2) The surprising fact, C, is observed; But if A were true, C would be a matter of course, Hence, there is reason to suspect that A is true.  … Continue reading

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Readings On Determination

This is an anchor post for a set of readings on determination, focusing on the census of senses Peirce employed in his pragmatic approach to information, inquiry, science, and signs with a pinch of readings from other writers for historical … Continue reading

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Systems Of Interpretation • 9

Figure 2. An Elementary Sign Relation Re: Peirce List Discussion • Jerry Chandler It is above all important to understand that Peirce’s concept of a sign relation is defined at a higher order of abstraction than any notion of causal … Continue reading

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