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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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C.S. Peirce • The Proper Treatment of Hypotheses

Selection from C.S. Peirce, “Hume On Miracles” (1901), CP 6.522–547 530.   Now the testing of a hypothesis is usually more or less costly. Not infrequently the whole life’s labor of a number of able men is required to disprove a … Continue reading

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Wherefore Aught?

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • Why Is There Something? Here is another one of those eternally recurring ideas echoed inimitably by C.S. Peirce in his sketch of a Cosmogonic Philosophy. It would suppose that in the beginning,—infinitely remote,—there was … Continue reading

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