Re: [peirce-l] Proemial: On The Origin Of Experience

2012-03-06 Thread Jon Awbrey
Steven, Here's a snippet from Boole that I think well illustrates his take on the relation between logic and the psychology of the thinking process. | In proceeding to these inquiries, it will not be necessary | to enter into the discussion of that famous question of the | schools, whether

Re: [peirce-l] Proemial: On The Origin Of Experience

2012-03-06 Thread Catherine Legg
...To suggest such a thing seems no more outrageous than Copernicus proposing that our planet is not the center of things or Newton suggesting that the observations made before him suggest a universal previously unconsidered. Of course, I am well aware of the reluctance to make such associations,

Re: [peirce-l] Proemial: On The Origin Of Experience

2012-03-06 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Thank you Phyllis for the encouraging remarks. God is another term that I avoid, for the obvious reasons. I often wonder about Benjamin Peirce's influence upon his son's conceptions. He professed what strikes me as a similar, though more sophisticated, idea: that the force of will is a

Re: [peirce-l] Proemial: On The Origin Of Experience

2012-03-06 Thread Terry Bristol
Steven – I haven't been following this discussion until now. I would just like to say that I love your 'ridiculously ambitious' attitude. (I have characterized my own efforts as 'ridiculously ambitious'.) The notion that 'philosophers will be put off' by such bold hypotheses just tells us

Re: [peirce-l] Proemial: On The Origin Of Experience

2012-03-06 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Dear Stephen, Dover Beach is a beautiful poem, I love it. I assume that you are referring to Peirce's Preface to The Principles of Philosophy in the Collected Papers, correct? With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering

[peirce-l] Have you ever heard of Charles Sanders Peirce?

2012-03-06 Thread Stephen C. Rose
I asked this question on Quora. It then occured to me that folk here might want to weigh in. Quora is an interesting venture based entirely on answering questions. Here's the url for the CSP question - http://www.quora.com/Have-you-ever-heard-of-Charles-Sanders-Peirce *ShortFormContent at