Category Archives: Society

Peirce and Democracy • 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • GR • HR • JFS • JA The essential reading for answering that question — how the Protestant Ethic takes root in the hearts of those who set out merely seeking, if a bit too … Continue reading

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Theory and Therapy of Representations • 2

December 19, 2011 In a complex society, people making decisions and taking actions at places remote from you have the power to affect your life in significant ways.  Those people are your government, no matter what spheres of influence they … Continue reading

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Peirce and Democracy • 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • GR • JA In my mind the connection between Peirce and Democracy has long revolved around the concept of representation. Representation in its semiotic sense has to do with signs that represent pragmatic objects to … Continue reading

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Theory and Therapy of Representations • 1

Again, in a ship, if a man were at liberty to do what he chose, but were devoid of mind and excellence in navigation (αρετης κυβερνητικης), do you perceive what must happen to him and his fellow sailors? Plato • … Continue reading

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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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