Dear All: A quarter of a century ago (December 1993), several of the subjects of this discussion thread (either explicit, implied, or merely mentioned) were rather eloquently addressed in an article in *First Things*, "Discovering the American Aristotle," by Edward T. Oakes:
https://www.firstthings.com/article/1993/12/003-discovering-the-american-aristotle *Ben Novak* 5129 Taylor Drive, Ave Maria, FL 34142 Telephone: (814) 808-5702 Mobile: (814) 424-8501 *"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 On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 12:24 PM, Stephen C. Rose <stever...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks Jon. That is a direct confirmation of the rather over the top > dispatch of Aristotle in the quote I sent. My own work maintained initially > that Aristotle's ethics were responsible for the ethical problems of our > first two millennia and I laid that at the feet of his reliance on virtues > which is indisputable. OTH Aristotle reads almost modern and cannot be > superseded by Peirce unless others see his work as seismic in the same > sense that A's work became seen. I see Shakespeare as a pre-Percean and a > marvelous antidote to virtues ethics. S > > amazon.com/author/stephenrose > > On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM, Jon Alan Schmidt < > jonalanschm...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> List: >> >> As the chief culprit for the recent glut of messages--apparently I was >> the sender of more than one-third of the 200+ over the first 11 days of >> February--I offer my sincere apology, and my promise to try to temper my >> enthusiasm for the current discussion topics, or at least "pace myself" (as >> the saying goes) in responding. Please do not hesitate to contact me >> directly off-List if you think that I am getting out of hand again. >> >> I am replying in this thread only because I believe that the following >> excerpt provides a direct answer to Stephen R.'s question about whether >> Peirce classified Aristotle as a nominalist. >> >> CSP: Aristotle held that Matter and Form were the only elements of >> experience. But he had an obscure conception of what he calls *entelechy*, >> which I take to be a groping for the recognition of a third element which I >> find clearly in experience. Indeed it is by far the most overt of the >> three. It was this that caused Aristotle to overlook it ... Aristotle, so >> far as he is a nominalist, and* he may, I think, be described as a >> nominalist with vague intimations of realism*, endeavors to express the >> universe in terms of Matter and Form alone ... It may be remarked that if, >> as I hold, there are three categories, Form, Matter, and Entelechy, then >> there will naturally be seven schools of philosophy; that which recognizes >> Form alone, that which recognizes Form and Matter alone, that which >> recognizes Matter alone (these being the three kinds of nominalism); that >> which recognizes Matter and Entelechy alone; that which recognizes >> Entelechy alone (which seems to me what a perfectly consistent Hegelianism >> would be); that which recognizes Entelechy and Form alone (these last >> three being the kinds of imperfect realism); and finally the true >> philosophy which recognizes Form, Matter, and Entelechy. (NEM 4:294-295; c. >> 1903?, emphasis added) >> >> >> This is part of a lengthy passage where, as I have remarked in other >> recent threads, Peirce explicitly associated Form with 1ns (quality or >> suchness), Matter with 2ns (the subject of a fact), and Entelechy with 3ns >> (that which brings together Matter and Form; i.e., Signs). >> >> Regards, >> >> Jon Alan Schmidt - Olathe, Kansas, USA >> Professional Engineer, Amateur Philosopher, Lutheran Layman >> www.LinkedIn.com/in/JonAlanSchmidt - twitter.com/JonAlanSchmidt >> >> On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 9:22 AM, Stephen C. Rose <stever...@gmail.com> >> wrote: >> >>> 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 >>> >> >> >> ----------------------------- >> PEIRCE-L subscribers: Click on "Reply List" or "Reply All" to REPLY ON >> PEIRCE-L to this message. PEIRCE-L posts should go to >> peirce-L@list.iupui.edu . To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message not to PEIRCE-L >> but to l...@list.iupui.edu with the line "UNSubscribe PEIRCE-L" in the >> BODY of the message. 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