Category Archives: Syllogism

Survey of Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 1

This is a Survey of blog and wiki posts on three elementary forms of inference, as recognized by a logical tradition that extends from Aristotle through C.S. Peirce.  Particular attention is paid to the ways these inferential rudiments combine to form … Continue reading

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Types of Reasoning in C.S. Peirce and Aristotle • 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Ben Udell • Gary Richmond Present business has kept me from following much of the recent discussion on Peirce’s three types of reasoning, but we have been down this road before and so old tunes … Continue reading

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Types of Reasoning in C.S. Peirce and Aristotle • 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion In one of his earliest treatments of the three types of reasoning, from his Harvard Lectures “On the Logic of Science” (1865), Peirce gives an example that illustrates how one and the same proposition might be … Continue reading

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Character, Action, Discretion

Character is revealed by action. ~~ Aristotle Action is discrete. ~~ Planck ———————————————————- The better part of valour is discretion. ~~ Shakespeare

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Slip Slidin’ Away

Re: Zeno Proof Paradox And you give me the choice between a description that is sure but that teaches me nothing and hypotheses that claim to teach me but that are not sure. — Albert Camus • The Myth of … Continue reading

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Pragmatics, Enthymeme, Rhetoric, Semiotics

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Kirsti Määttänen Aristotle’s approach to rhetoric is one of the bridges to Peirce’s pragmatism.  It treats forms of argument that “consider the audience”, in effect, that take the nature and condition of the interpreter into … Continue reading

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