Category Archives: Method

Pragmatic Maxims • 4

Re: Peirce List Discussion • (1) • (2) I haven’t been able to do more than randomly sample the doings on the Peirce List for the last half year, being deeply immersed in other Peirce work that I hope to … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Maxims • 3

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Jerry Rhee Inquiry begins in doubt and aims for belief but the rush to get from doubt to belief and achieve mental peace can cause us to short the integrated circuits of inquiry that we … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Maxims • 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Jerry Rhee I tend to think more in relative terms than absolute terms, so I would not expect to find an absolute best formulation of any core principle in philosophy, science, or even math.  But … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Maxims • 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion Here is a set of variations on the Pragmatic Maxim that I collected a number of years ago, along with some commentary of my own as I last left it.  As I understand them, they all … Continue reading

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Pragmatism About Theoretical Entities : 1

By theoretical entities I mean things like classes, properties, qualities, sets, situations, or states of affairs, in general, the putative denotations of theoretical concepts, formulas, sentences, terms, or treatises, in brief, the ostensible objects of signs. A conventional statement of … Continue reading

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Revolt, Freedom, Passion

Thus I draw from the absurd three consequences, which are my revolt, my freedom, and my passion. By the mere activity of consciousness I transform into a rule of life what was an invitation to death — and I refuse suicide. I … Continue reading

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Absurdum Quid

I am thus justified in saying that the feeling of absurdity does not spring from the mere scrutiny of a fact or an impression, but that it bursts from the comparison between a bare fact and a certain reality, between … Continue reading

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