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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

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 of definition. The moment, then, … Continue reading

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Readings On Determination • Discussion 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Jeffrey Brian Downard Having been through this same discussion on many previous occasions I will try to sum up the more persistent confusions that never cease to bedevil the subject.  Most of these arise from … Continue reading

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Readings On Determination • Discussion 1

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

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Readings On Determination

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

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Problems In Philosophy • 4

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • Did Euclid Really Mean ‘Random’? These are the forms of time, which imitates eternity and revolves according to a law of number. Plato • Timaeus • 38 A Benjamin Jowett (trans.) It is … Continue reading

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Problems In Philosophy • 3

Re: R.D. Mounce Making reality our friend is necessary to survival and finding good descriptions of reality is the better part of doing that, so I don’t imagine we have any less interest in truth than the Ancients.  From what … Continue reading

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