Dear list:


Everyone owns earnestness.

But different ones claim Truth, of which contradictions imply only one.



And who claims historicism and who esotericism?

What decides it; the moon or the finger?



…and so goes the world…

Best,
Jerry R

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 1:52 PM, Jon Alan Schmidt <jonalanschm...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Edwina, List:
>
> Before I say anything else--I do not want to start up another tiresome
> argument here; I am just taking this opportunity to attempt, one more time,
> to explain my perspective.
>
> While I am interested in your views, and Gary F.'s views, and other List
> participants' views--I am MOST interested in *Peirce's *views.  What has
> bothered me so much is that you do not seem to distinguish carefully
> between your views and Peirce's views, such that you evidently take great
> offense when I or anyone else points out that they are (objectively)
> *different*.  Unfortunately, that is when the name-calling often
> starts--accusing anyone who dares to say such a thing of claiming to be
> "the Master-Guru of Peirce," or "the Authoritative Voice of Peirce," or
> some other equally ridiculous title.
>
> With all due respect, this is not at all conducive to open and fruitful
> discussion--and that is why I have a hard time just "letting it go," as you
> are proposing.  Now, I have not always been as circumspect in composing my
> posts as I should be, either; and for that, I once again sincerely
> apologize, both to you and to the List community.  I hope that we can be
> more polite to each other going forward, so that we can perhaps even learn
> from each other using the method of science, rather than digging in against
> each other using the method of tenacity.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jon Alan Schmidt - Olathe, Kansas, USA
> Professional Engineer, Amateur Philosopher, Lutheran Layman
> www.LinkedIn.com/in/JonAlanSchmidt - twitter.com/JonAlanSchmidt
>
> On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 1:02 PM, Edwina Taborsky <tabor...@primus.ca>
> wrote:
>
>> Gary F - on a further note, what puzzles me is why you and Jon get so
>> upset by my analyses of Peirce. All you have to do is - several things.
>> Declare that you disagree, and then, don't analyze further; just fully
>> describe and express your views. If I write back with my disagreement,
>> then, again, just declare that you disagree - and, fully describe YOUR
>> views. Then, you wait for all the many approving comments and discussion on
>> your views. You need not even refer to my 'disagreeable' views when you
>> post. Or - you could simply delete my posts!
>>
>> But- to insist that your view is the true analysis of Peirce - well, I
>> think that's a 'bit much'. And if you consider that is 'name-calling', so
>> be it.
>>
>> Edwina
>>
>
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