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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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C.S. Peirce • Syllabus • Selection 2

But round about the castle there began to grow a hedge of thorns, which every year became higher, and at last grew close up round the castle and all over it, so that there was nothing of it to be … Continue reading

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C.S. Peirce • Syllabus • Selection 1

Selection from C.S. Peirce, “A Syllabus of Certain Topics of Logic” (1903) An Outline Classification of the Sciences 180.   This classification, which aims to base itself on the principal affinities of the objects classified, is concerned not with all … Continue reading

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“What we’ve got here is (a) failure to communicate” : 6

Excerpt from Warren S. McCulloch, “What Is a Number, that a Man May Know It, and a Man, that He May Know a Number?” (1960) Please remember that we are not now concerned with the physics and chemistry, the anatomy … Continue reading

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“What we’ve got here is (a) failure to communicate” : 5

Excerpt from C.S. Peirce, “Minute Logic” (1902), CP 2.144–148 2.2. Why Study Logic? 2.2.5. Reasoning and Expectation 144.   But since you propose to study logic, you have more or less faith in reasoning, as affording knowledge of the truth. Now … Continue reading

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“What we’ve got here is (a) failure to communicate” : 4

Excerpt from Sigmund Freud, “Project for a Scientific Psychology” (1895) The Experience of Satisfaction The filling of the nuclear neurones in Ψ has as its consequence an effort to discharge, an impetus which is released along motor pathways. Experience shows … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination • 10

The moment, then, that we pass from nothing and the vacuity of being to any content or sphere, we come at once to a composite content and sphere.  In fact, extension and comprehension — like space and time — are … Continue reading

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