Danko Nikolić has sent to peirce-l list a link to his paper (Nikolić, D. Practopoiesis: Or how life fosters a mind. Journal of Theoretical Biology) where he explains on how abduction happens in the brain: http://www.danko-nikolic.com/practopoiesis/ This has caused a long discussion on the list that could be found in the archives: https://list.iupui.edu/sympa/arc/peirce-l/2015-03/msg00163.html Below there […]

A quote from The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World by Edward Dolnick ‘Leeuwenhoek jumped up from his bed one night, “immediately after ejaculation before six beats of the pulse had intervened,” and raced to his microscope. There he became the first person ever to see sperm cells. […]

A quote from Hans Sluga, Wittgenstein Chapter 1. The situated thinker A Man at the Crossroads “If we are to classify him [Wittgenstein] at all, we would certainly have to call Wittgenstein a religious thinker within the Christian tradition. But that characterization is not easy to reconcile with the content of Wittgenstein’s actual philosophical work, […]

Quotes from Hans Sluga, Wittgenstein Chapter 6. Our Unsurveyable Grammar Essential Complexity “The physical universe, for instance, is very large but we may still be able to construct a surveyable representation of certain of its properties. That is why we can formulate general laws of physics that have both an explanatory and a predictive power. […]

Quotes from Hans Sluga, Wittgenstein Chapter 1. The situated thinker. The Alienated Thinker “For one thing, Wittgenstein appears to assume in them a sharp division between philosophy and science. Thus he rejects any conception of philosophy that would make it into a quasi-scientific enterprise. He writes accordingly, in the Blue Book: ‘Philosophers constantly see the […]

A quote from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century p. 266 “Shortly before his dearth Aquinas tool ill and ceased to write. Hagiography reports that he was granted a vision, in the light of which he is reported to […]

A quote from Heidegger, What is called Thinking: “For it is true that what was said so far, and the entire discussion that is to follow, have nothing to do with scientific knowledge, especially not if the discussion itself is to be a thinking. This situation is grounded in the fact that science itself does […]

Quote from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century p. 298-299 “”Aquinas’s metaphysics of esse is the foundation of his theology, insofar as theology is an edifice of contemplative reason expressed in discourse in the light of faith, as is […]