Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce

American philosopher, physicist and mathematician
No general description of the mode of advance of human knowledge can be just which leaves out of account the social aspect of knowledge. That is of its very essence. What a thing society is! The workingman, with his trade union, knows that. Men and women moving in polite society understand it, still better. But Bohemians, like me, whose work is done in solitude, are apt to forget that not only is a man as a whole little better than a brute in solitude, but also that everything that bears any important meaning to him muMore Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The percept is the reality. It is not in propositional form. But the most immediate judgment concerning it is abstract. It is therefore essentially unlike the reality, although it must be accepted as true to that reality. Its truth consists in the fact that it is impossible to correct it, and in the fact that it only professes to consider one aspect of the percept.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Fate then is that necessity by which a certain result will surely be brought to pass according to the natural course of events however we may vary the particular circumstances which precede the event.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If an opinion can eventually go to the determination of a practical belief, it, in so far, becomes itself a practical belief; and every proposition that is not pure metaphysical jargon and chatter must have some possible bearing upon practice.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All the progress we have made in philosophy ... is the result of that methodical skepticism which is the element of human freedom.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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