173. But fallibilism cannot be appreciated in anything like its true significancy until evolution has been considered. This is what the world has been most thinking of for the last forty years -- though old enough is the general idea itself. Aristotle's philosophy, that dominated the world for so many ages and still in great measure tyrannizes over the thoughts of butchers and bakers that never heard of him -- is but a metaphysical evolutionism.
Peirce: CP 1.174 Cross-Ref:†† Interesting. Has anyone done a study of Peirce and Aristotle. In what did Peirce's alleged tyranny consist? This is in something I found in an old book I have but it is also in CP. Did classify Aristotle as a dualist or nominalist? Or more narrowly as here? amazon.com/author/stephenrose
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