Jon, The self born in "error and ignorance" gives Peirce's psychological view of the origin of *self-consciousness*, and tying this to his remarks regarding the hot stove seems to offer some possibilities. What's interesting to me, though, is the comparison of Peirce's view to Hegel's derivation of *self-consciousness* via the master/slave dialectic in the *Phenomenology of Spirit*. Hegel is more mythologically dramatic, but I don't think they're that far apart.
Tom On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 4:40 AM, Jon Awbrey <jawb...@att.net> wrote: > Peircers, > > 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: > > Ouch??? > https://inquiryintoinquiry.com/2012/02/22/ouch%e2%9d%a2/ > > <QUOTE> > > 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 is fallible. > > 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 Man??? > ??? http://www.iupui.edu/~arisbe/menu/library/bycsp/question/qu-frame.htm > > </QUOTE> > > 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. > > Regards, > > Jon > > -- > > inquiry into inquiry: https://inquiryintoinquiry.com/ > academia: https://independent.academia.edu/JonAwbrey > oeiswiki: https://www.oeis.org/wiki/User:Jon_Awbrey > isw: http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/JLA > facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JonnyCache > > > ----------------------------- > 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. More at http://www.cspeirce.com/peirce-l/peirce-l.htm > . > > > > > >
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