Tag Archives: Nominalism

Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 7

Re: Peirce List Discussion I still have in mind trying to show how the principle I dubbed the Zeroth Law Of Semiotics can help us see what is really going on with a number of old puzzles like the Liar … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 6

Re: Peirce List Discussion By way of orientation to the task at hand, we are investigating a type of slippage that occurs in the gap between natural language, with the natural assumptions it has evolved to take for granted, rightly … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 5

Re: Peirce List Discussion It may be a day or two before I can get back to the zeroth law of semiotics and how grasping it cures a strain of ills that language and some fashions of logic are heir … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 4

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Sungchul Ji General terms are terms like man, woman, child, etc., each of which applies to many individuals, in other words, has a general denotation or a plural extension.  Generally speaking, a general term is … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 3

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Tom Wyrick Nominalism takes its name from the idea that “generals are only names” and it goes by the maxims “Do not take a general name for the name of a general” and “Do not … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Edwina Taborsky My old avatar (Zero-Aster) does incline to laconic verses, but I hope to address a class of concrete applications that will serve to unpack their sense. The main thing I’d like to communicate … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Comment 1

New discussions of the so-called “Liar Paradox” have broken out at several places on the web in recent weeks (1) (2) and these always bring to my mind at least a number of critical ways in which the Peircean paradigm … Continue reading

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Zeroth Law Of Semiotics

Meaning is a privilege not a right. Not all pictures depict. Not all signs denote. Never confuse a property of a sign, just for instance, existence, with a sign of a property, for instance, existence. Taking a property of a … 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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Nominalism and Essentialism are the Scylla and Charybdis that Pragmatism Must Navigate Its Middle Way Between

Cf: Peirce List Discussion Earlier this summer, Ayşe Mermutlu posted a notice of Nathan Houser’s review of Paul Forster’s Peirce and the Threat of Nominalism to the Facebook page of the Charles S. Peirce Society and a brief discussion ensued. … Continue reading

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