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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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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Comment 6

Note. This is a placeholder, to be developed later. Figure 2 shows the implication ordering of logical terms in the form of a lattice diagram. Figure 2. Disjunctive Term u, Taken as Subject Reference Peirce, C.S. (1866), “The Logic of … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Comment 5

Let’s stay with Peirce’s example of abductive inference a little longer and try to clear up the more troublesome confusions that tend to arise. Figure 1 shows the implication ordering of logical terms in the form of a lattice diagram. … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Comment 4

There are still many things that puzzle me about Peirce’s account at this point.  I indicated a few of them by means of question marks at several places in the last two Figures.  There is nothing for it but returning … Continue reading

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{ Information = Comprehension × Extension } • Comment 3

Peirce identifies inference with a process he describes as symbolization.  Let us consider what that might imply. I am going, next, to show that inference is symbolization and that the puzzle of the validity of scientific inference lies merely in … Continue reading

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