Category Archives: Belief Fixation

Tenacity, Authority, Plausibility, Inquiry

Re: Peter Cameron My favorite polymathematician, Charles Sanders Peirce, gave a fourfold classification of what he called “methods of fixing belief”, or “settling opinion”, most notably and seminally in his paper, “The Fixation of Belief” (1877). Adjusting his nomenclature very … Continue reading

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