I know not what course others may take but
I count Aristotle as the first pragmatist.
Whatever he may owe to Plato, he exerted
himself to maintain a connection between
forms (ideas) and practical matters in
real-life experience.



On 2/12/2018 10:22 AM, Stephen C. Rose 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

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?


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