Category Archives: Reality

You Say “Réseau” • I Say “Rousseau” • 3

Re: Michael Harris • My Réseau • Networks in Action in French Economics Readers of Peirce know that the concept of community is integral to his treatment of inquiry, interpretation, knowledge, reality, and truth.  The following statement is a nice … Continue reading

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You Say “Réseau” • I Say “Rousseau” • 2

Re: Michael Harris • My Réseau • Networks in Action in French Economics No true Peircean could fail to be reminded of the following statement whenever the subjects of community or reality come up. The real, then, is that which, … Continue reading

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You Say “Réseau” • I Say “Rousseau” • 1

Re: Michael Harris • My Réseau • Networks in Action in French Economics The above two posts by Michael Harris sparked a series of reflections that I have yet to reign in fully but I thought I might pause a … Continue reading

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Why is there so much falsity in the world?

Because people prefer falsity to truth, illusion to reality. ⁂ Being the drift of my reflections on the plays I saw at Stratford this summer — King Lear, King John, Man of La Mancha, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Crazy for You, Hay Fever. ⁂ The Beaux’ Stratagem • Masks, Madness, & … Continue reading

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C.S. Peirce • The Reality of Thirdness

Selections from C.S. Peirce, “Lowell Lectures of 1903”, CP 1.343–349 343.   We may say that the bulk of what is actually done consists of Secondness — or better, Secondness is the predominant character of what has been done. The immediate … Continue reading

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