Facebook has an app that reminds me of things I posted on
the same day in years past, and this one came up for today:
A child hears it said that the stove is hot. But it is not, he says; and, indeed, that central body is not touching it,
and only what that touches is hot or cold. But he touches it, and finds the testimony confirmed in a striking way. Thus,
he becomes aware of ignorance, and it is necessary to suppose a self in which this ignorance can inhere. ???
In short, error appears, and it can be explained only by supposing a self which
Ignorance and error are all that distinguish our private selves from the
absolute ego of pure apperception.
??? Charles S. Peirce ??? ???Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed For
I don't know if this is the same ???stove incident??? as the one being
discussed earlier on the List, as I was away for the start of that,
but it strikes me that this story has a rather different moral than
simply reviving a Morrisean transmogrification of Peircean semiotics.
Namely, it has to do with the path to discovering a particular object,
to wit, the self.
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