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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 12

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Kirsti Määttänen I have a sense of what Peirce meant by the “Logic of Science” and what Dewey meant by calling Logic the “Theory of Inquiry”.  If that’s logic in the narrow sense and not … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 11

Re: Peirce List Discussion • KM • JA • JFS The most important difference between linguistics and logic is that linguistics is descriptive while logic is normative. Yes, some grammarians try to treat grammar as prescriptive, but most in modern … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 10

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Jon Alan Schmidt JA: As I am realizing more and more in recent years, analyzing and classifying signs as a substitute for analyzing and classifying objects is the first slip of a slide into nominalism, … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 8

Re: Peirce List Discussion • James Albrecht Among the subtle shifts in scientific thinking that occurred in the mid 1800s, George Boole gave us a functional interpretation of logic, associating every propositional expression — at the most basic level of logic we … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 7

Re: Peirce List Discussion • GF • GF • GR In our “Inquiry as Action : Risk of Inquiry” paper, originally presented at a conference on “Hermeneutics and the Human Sciences”, Susan and I sought to trace the interminglings of … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 6

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Gary Fuhrman The uses to which Susan Awbrey and I turned Aristotle’s passage from De Interp can be found in our paper from 1992/1995. Awbrey, J.L., and Awbrey, S.M. (1992), “Interpretation as Action : The Risk … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 5

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Gary Richmond When I think back to the conceptual changes my first university physics courses put me through, a single unifying theme emerges.  Relativity Theory and Quantum Mechanics had a way of making the observer an … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 4

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Mike Bergman The mathematical perspectives and theories that made modern physics possible, perhaps even inevitable, were developed by many mathematicians, both abstract and applied, all throughout the 19th Century.  There was a definite sea change … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 3

It was fifty years ago this month that I first came North to Michigan, prospecting for a college to enter in the Fall.  I reached East Lansing in the middle of what would later be regaled as the Blizzard of … Continue reading

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The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 2

Re: A Flash From The Past ⚡⚡⚡ My mind keeps flashing back to the days when I first encountered Peirce’s thought.  It was so fresh, it spoke to me like no other thinker’s thought I knew, and it held so … Continue reading

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