Category Archives: Pragmatic Maxim

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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Survey of Inquiry Driven Systems • 1

This is a Survey of previous blog and wiki posts on Inquiry Driven Systems, material that I plan to refine toward a more compact and systematic treatment of the subject. An inquiry driven system is a system that has among … 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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Skiourosemiosis • 1

The resultant metaphysical problem now is this:Does the man go round the squirrel or not? — William James • Pragmatism ☞ Differential Analysis of Propositions and Transformations

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