Pragmatic Theory Of Truth • 23

Re: Richard J. LiptonThe Truth

Just a random forkful of thoughts from a pragmatic peircepective …

Re: Cristopher MoorePlatonism and Pluralism

The “irritation of doubt”, a state of uncertainty or surprise, marks the beginning of inquiry according to pragmatic thinkers like Peirce and Dewey, so it’s critical to acknowledge and value such states when they occur.

According to John Dewey, it is because of the human quest for perfect certainty that philosophy has inherited three problematic viewpoints:

the first, that certainty, security, can be found only in the fixed and unchanging;

the second, that knowledge is the only road to that which is intrinsically stable and certain;

the third, that practical activity is an inferior sort of thing, necessary simply because of man’s animal nature and the necessity for winning subsistence from the environment.

— John Dewey • The Quest for Certainty

See Interpretation as Action : The Risk of Inquiry


cc: CyberneticsOntolog • Peirce List (1) (2)Structural ModelingSystems Science

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