# Category Archives: Fixation of Belief

## Triadic Forms of Constraint, Determination, Interaction • 3

In the beginning was the three-pointed star, One smile of light across the empty face; One bough of bone across the rooting air, The substance forked that marrowed the first sun; And, burning ciphers on the round of space, Heaven … Continue reading

## Triadic Forms of Constraint, Determination, Interaction • 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Gary Richmond Here’s one way of stating what I call a constraint: The set is constrained to a subset of the set Here’s one way of stating a triadic constraint: The set is a subset … Continue reading

## Triadic Forms of Constraint, Determination, Interaction • 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JA • GR • JA • JBD There are many places where Peirce uses the word object in the full pragmatic sense, so much so that it demands a very selective attention not to remark … Continue reading

## The object of reasoning is to find out …

No longer wondered what I would do in life but defined my object. — C.S. Peirce (1861), “My Life, written for the Class-Book”, (CE 1, 3) The object of reasoning is to find out, from the consideration of what we already … Continue reading

## Pragmatic Theory Of Truth • 12

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JFS • JFS • JAS • GF • JAS • GF I realize that iconolatry — just one of many forms of dyadic reductionism — runs too deep at present for most folks to appreciate this, … Continue reading

## Pragmatic Theory Of Truth • 11

Re: Peirce List Discussion • CG • JA • CG • JA • CG • JA • CG One of the points I’ve been trying to make all along is that a person doesn’t normally need to make a working … Continue reading

## Pragmatic Theory Of Truth • 10

A paragraph from Kant and associated discussion I added to the Wikipedia article on the Correspondence Theory of Truth in June 2006 is useful at this point, and it serves to set up a corresponding statement from Peirce that we’ll take … Continue reading