Stephen R., List: That is your own personal view about reality and truth, but it is obviously different from Peirce's, for whom those concepts were two sides of the same coin.
CSP: Truth consists in the existence of a real fact corresponding to the true proposition. (CP 2.652; 1878) CSP: ... a true proposition corresponds to a *real matter of fact*, by which is meant a state of things, definite and individual, which *does not consist merely in being represented (in any particular representation) to be as it is*. For example, if I dream that I find I can float in the air, this matter of dream is not matter of fact, for the reason that the only sense in which I can float in the air is that so my dream represented the matter. (CP 8.126; 1901) CSP: That which any true proposition asserts is *real*, in the sense of being as it is regardless of what you or I may think about it. (CP 5.432; 1905) CSP: Thus, the substance of a dream is not Real, since it was such as it was, merely in that a dreamer so dreamed it; but the fact of the dream is Real, if it was dreamed; since if so, its date, the name of the dreamer, etc. make up a set of circumstances sufficient to distinguish it from all other events; and these belong to it, *i.e.* would be true if predicated of it, whether A, B, or C Actually ascertains them or not. (CP 6.453; 1908) Regards, Jon Alan Schmidt - Olathe, Kansas, USA Professional Engineer, Amateur Philosopher, Lutheran Layman www.LinkedIn.com/in/JonAlanSchmidt - twitter.com/JonAlanSchmidt On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 10:15 AM, Stephen C. Rose <stever...@gmail.com> wrote: > A dream is a sign. A sign is anything that can be perceived. At this > point, you perceive your dream and someone else or others know you had a > dream. Reality has nothing to do with truth or falsehood. Nothing is unreal > including dreams, lies, and raindrops and whatever becomes of them. This > mode of seeing things seems to me to be semiotic and ordinary as I think > Peirce is. > > amazon.com/author/stephenrose > >>
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