Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A quasi-introduction to an upcoming paper by this author...
The A Priori World Speaks 1st…
The Global Inference Mechanics of Natural Self-Judgment and Decision; or At Limit__Pure Self-Understanding…
“Two things here are all-important to assure oneself of
and to remember. The first is that a person is not absolutely
an individual. His thoughts are what he is "saying to himself,"
that is, is saying to that other self that is just coming into life in
the flow of time. When one reasons, it is that critical self that
one is trying to persuade; and all thought whatsoever is a sign,
and is mostly of the nature of language. The second thing to
remember is that the man's circle of society (however widely or
narrowly this phrase may be understood), is a sort of loosely
compacted person, in some respects of higher rank than
the person of an individual organism." Charles S. Peirce
“The elements of every concept enter into logical thought at the gate
of perception and make their exit at the gate of purposive action;
and whatever cannot show its passports at both those two gates
is to be arrested as unauthorized by reason.” C. S. Peirce
“It is the central insight of the theory of abduction that
there is no induction without a pre-existent hypothesis
which has been inferred or constructed abductively.” CP
9-25-45 to 2012
7th year member,
Camden Philosophical Society,
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This paper represents an explanation of the deepest mental mechanics, so far attempted, in this author’s opinion, from his extensively researched overview, of all philosophical history. The most modern thinking philosophers have stated, that a full understanding of ‘abduction’ is present philosophy’s most urgent task. Though many papers have been set forth about this ‘deepest inner mechanics of the hypothesis’, in recent years, it is this author’s opinion, they all fall short of the entire truth necessary for full a priori grounding__in experience, world and rationality__where the ‘psychical logic’ of epistemology and phenomenology has not been thoroughly understood as having ‘independence of thought’, from the ‘psychological reasoning’ of our epistemologies__which has more prevailed over the last 100 years. Since the loss of Charles Sanders Peirce’s exceptional talents of helping the world understand the necessity of a ‘critical common-sense’ discrimination between psychological sense and logical sense__where and whence both are truly and fully needed, but within the scope of being within their proper places, interpretations and understandings of__it is certainly in this author’s opinion, now necessary to make amendments, which may further society’s abilities to possibly communicate more successfully__again. It is the concluding opinion of this paper’s entire thesis, that a properly understood__and full grounding of ideas__back into our innate experiential and natural rational natures, can re-accomplish and replenish what modern society so obviously has lost__and so desperately needs…
As you may have already surmised from the titles, quotes and abstract, much of what will follow will include a deep exploration of the historical, as well as personal and public differences between epistemology’s old philosophical arguments; and arguments, here meant in a good investigative sense, about the major historical differences between say, nominalism and realism, or more recently updated to cognitive psychological epistemology and inner states of memory and working memory__per say, and normative, nomological and logical epistemology and intellectual rationality, of inner and outer memory, and inner working memory states__along with the direct perception of both sides of these issues. Of course this paper includes far wider and deeper descriptions by also stating the positives and negatives of metaphysics and ontology, as well as the major historical differences between nominalism, noumenalism, epiphenomenalism, and phenomenalism, etc.__where even the ‘Scholastic’ era’s theology enters our historical experiences, as the bearers of these experiences of all kinds, and even logic, science and maths, from the ancient worlds to the modern__as they played an extremely important part, in any of our knowledge advancements being what they are...
It is only fair to state the author’s philosophical position as an experiential, phenomenal realist__with the caveat that he has full knowledge of the necessity of general psychology’s great gift, to positively-rhetorically relay the information any more exacting scientific mind may think, write about and want to persuade his neighbors of such merits__as may be discovered by his more exacting scientific methods. The text will explain how a more eclectic experiential-rational esthetic rhetoric may be developed and used to bridge the many gaps known to presently exist between say; ‘The Continental Schools’, ‘The Analytic Schools’, ‘The Pragmatic Schools’, ‘The Critical Theory Schools’ and ‘The Theistic Schools’ of thoughts and ill-functioning communications…
The author may further mention, he pays a great tribute, not only to Charles Sanders Peirce, but to all history’s greatest minds, and not only the philosophers, but the exact scientists, physicists, psychologists and psychiatrists, mathematicians, historians, economists and especially all the world’s greatest logicians and rhetoricians__as logic is the main field of this author’s, and his many students’ choices of study, for over some forty years of professional life. Just a few should maybe be mentioned__the ones, or at the least__a few of the ones influencing this pen the most; Some of the world’s ‘best’ universal/international, aggregate logical minds this author owes a great debt to may just be__Heraclitus, Pythagoras, Eudoxus, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, Cicero, Seneca, Boethius, Al-Biruni, Ibn Sina, Albertus Magnus, Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, Jean Buridan, Nicholas De Cusa, Juan Vives, John Wallis, Francis Bacon, Giordano Bruno, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, Robert Boyle, Baruch Spinoza, Christiaan Huygens, Hugo Grotius, John Locke, Isaac Newton, Gottfried Leibnitz, Thomas Reid, Alexander Baumgarten, Immanuel Kant, George Washington, John Marshall, Alexander Hamilton, Giambattista Vico, Bernard Bolzano, Tom Paine, Évariste Galois, William Whewell, Auguste Comte, J.C. Bose, S.W. Hamilton, W.R. Hamilton, George Boole, Augustus De Morgan, William K. Clifford, Alexander Bain, R.H. Lotze, Charles S. Peirce, William Minto, Mark Twain, Christine Ladd-Franklin, Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, Max H. Fisch, S.N. Bose, Jan Lukasiewicz, J.M. Keynes, Arthur Prior, Kurt GÖdel, Mikhail Bakhtin, Clarence Lewis, Alfred Tarski, John Wheeler, Joseph Ransdell, Roderick Chisholm, Nathan Houser, Patrick Coppock, Phyllis Chiasson, Herbert Feigl, Hans Jonas, Peter McLaughlin, Nicholas Rescher, Jay Zeman, James R. Wible, John Sowa, K.O. Apel, Irving Anellis, Sami Paavola, T.L. Short, Joseph Brent, Fernando Zalamea, Ahti Pietarinen, Susan Haack, Albert Casullo, Joseph L. Esposito, Theodora Achourioti, and Igor Naletov, Daniel Andler, etc…(just a short list) As you may have noticed, some listed are not of Peirce’s choices, but this author has his reasons__and no slight is meant to the many other great minds of history, not mentioned…