Category Archives: Democracy

Peirce and Democracy • 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • GR • HR • JFS • JA The essential reading for answering that question — how the Protestant Ethic takes root in the hearts of those who set out merely seeking, if a bit too … Continue reading

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Theory and Therapy of Representations • 2

December 19, 2011 In a complex society, people making decisions and taking actions at places remote from you have the power to affect your life in significant ways.  Those people are your government, no matter what spheres of influence they … Continue reading

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Peirce and Democracy • 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • GR • JA In my mind the connection between Peirce and Democracy has long revolved around the concept of representation. Representation in its semiotic sense has to do with signs that represent pragmatic objects to … Continue reading

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Theory and Therapy of Representations • 1

Again, in a ship, if a man were at liberty to do what he chose, but were devoid of mind and excellence in navigation (αρετης κυβερνητικης), do you perceive what must happen to him and his fellow sailors? Plato • … Continue reading

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Basal Ingredients Of Society • ℞

THE SOCIAL COMPACT If then we discard from the social compact what is not of its essence, we shall find that it reduces itself to the following terms: “Each of us puts his person and all his power in common … Continue reading

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Basal Ingredients Of Society • 7

Re: Diane Ravitch • Help the ACLU Sue the State of Nevada to Stop Vouchers Vouchers are a tool for injecting a viral species of market dynamics — the dynamics of private individuals competing in a zero-sum game for individual … Continue reading

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Basal Ingredients Of Society • 6

Re: Diane Ravitch • Help the ACLU Sue the State of Nevada to Stop Vouchers Until very recently, beginning with the perverse promotion of corporate curricula, state and federal governments have never had “the power to require children to receive … Continue reading

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