Tag: Charles Sanders Peirce

  • Signs, Perception and Consciousness

    A quote from Frederik Stjernfelt, Natural Propositions: The Actuality of Peirce’s Doctrine of Dicisigns p. 4 “Dicisigns, like other signs, are conceived of as independent of the particular mental, psychological or other apparatus supporting them. Thus, Peirce’s position shares a fundamental anti-psychologism with Frege and Husserl. But unlike them, his is an anti-psychologism without the…

  • Peirce on Heat Death

    From Helge Kragh, Entropic Creation: Religious Contexts of Thermodynamics and Cosmology, 2008 p. 187-188 “In 1891 he [Peirce] described his hypothesis as follows: ‘The state of things in the infinite past is chaos … the nothingness of which consists in the total absence of regularity. The state of things in the infinite future is death,…

  • Søren Brier: Science and Religion by Peirce

    Two messages from Søren Brier to peirce-l (De Waal seminar) God is real but does not exist: so the best way to worship him is through the religion of science https://list.iupui.edu/sympa/arc/peirce-l/2014-05/msg00145.html Why a concept of the divine supplements the idea and functioning of science https://list.iupui.edu/sympa/arc/peirce-l/2014-05/msg00208.html

  • Peirce on Laws of Nature

    A Peirce quote, sent to the biosemiotics list by Søren Brier. “To find that out is our task. I will begin the work with this guess. Uniformities in the modes of action of things have come about by their taking habits. At present, the course of events is approximately determined by law. In the past…

  • Peirce on existence and reality

    In Cornelis de Waal, Peirce: A Guide for the Perplexed, it was written that Peirce has distinguished between real and existing. On biosemiotics list, Gary Richmond has recommended Kelly Parker’s, The Continuity of Peirce’s Thought on this subject. He has also quoted Peirce: “[. . .] I call your attention to the fact that reality…

  • Charles Sanders Peirce and John Duns Scotus

    I have found a lecture on iTunes U about Peirce Richard Candida Smith, American Studies C132B, Lecture 10: Introduction to pragmatism; Charles Sanders Peirce on community and knowledge The lecture on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRxTb6JPVHY The lecturer has mentioned that Peirce’s ideas are close to that of Duns Scotus. As I have recently listened to Maarten Hoenen’s…

  • Peirce on Mind and Matter

    Peirce’s quote that I have found in Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake: “Matter is merely mind deadened by the development of habit to the point where the breaking up of this habits is very difficult.” Below is another quote given by Søren Brier (see http://cybersemiotics.com/) on the biosemiotics list: “But what is to be said of…