Ben N., list,
Ben N., you wrote,
It is not worth going further into why--unless someone knows a way
to get around the disabling of Intelex CDs as a result of their change.
The old InteLex CD-ROMs became unusable not because of being disabled by
InteLex but because of changes in Windows. This affected many old CDs,
such as those with video games, and not just InteLex. The InteLex CDs
had searchable databases. The last version of Windows that can run the
InteLex CDs is either Windows XP or Windows Vista. Windows offers
compatibility modes, see for example
. Maybe there are also programs purchasable online that would make it
simple to run such CDs.
At the time of the InteLex's change to an institutional business model,
I communicated with them, and they indicated that they would not just
forget about older customers, so I told peirce-listers that if they had
the old CD and had bought it directly from InteLex, then they should
contact InteLex about being able to subscribe to the online version
(despite not being institutions). This was years ago, I think it's too
late now. I'll see what further information I can gather. InteLex's home
page is at http://www.nlx.com/home . Their C.S. Peirce pages are
accessible through http://www.nlx.com/authors/123 .
Best, Ben U.
On 9/20/2016 6:09 AM, Ben Novak wrote:
Fifteen or sixteen years ago, I had the Intelex Past Masters version
of the works of Peirce, and often have reason to recall a passage
where Peirce explicitly talks about the importance--necessity--of
belief to the conduct of science. As I recall, he argued that belief
was necessary because the scientist had to believe that the universe
was reasonable, and necessary to believe that our minds were capable
of apprehending that reasonableness; otherwise, there was no use in
pursuing it. The principal point of the passage, as I recall, is that
for the scientist, belief was necessary.
I would greatly appreciate it if someone might provide that passage.
Perhaps it may be helpful in our discussions. Perhaps not, but I can't
know until I see the passage again...
By way of explanation, unfortunately Intelex changed their method of
delivering their product, and the CDs I got from them no longer work.
See a partial explanation here:
It is not worth going further into why--unless someone knows a way to
get around the disabling of Intelex CDs as a result of their change.
The point is that I no longer have my former Intelex access to
Peirce's works. That is why I am asking for your help in finding the
passage referred to above.
*Ben Novak <http://bennovak.net> *
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/"All art is mortal, not merely the individual artifacts, but the arts
themselves. One day the last portrait of Rembrandt and the last bar of
Mozart will have ceased to be—though possibly a colored canvas and a
sheet of notes may remain—because the last eye and the last ear
accessible to their message will have gone."/ Oswald Spengler
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