Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce

American philosopher, physicist and mathematician
We, one and all of us, have an instinct to pray; and this fact constitutes an invitation from God to pray.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Three elements go to make up an idea. The first is its intrinsic quality as a feeling. The second is the energy with which it affects other ideas, an energy which is infinite in the here-and-nowness of immediate sensation, finite and relative in the recency of the past. The third element is the tendency of an idea to bring along other ideas with it.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Notwithstanding all that has been discovered since Newton's time, his saying that we are little children picking up pretty pebbles on the beach while the whole ocean lies before us unexplored remains substantially as true as ever, and will do so though we shovel up the pebbles by steam shovels and carry them off in carloads.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Third, consider the insistency of an idea. The insistency of a past idea with reference to the present is a quantity which is less, the further back that past idea is, and rises to infinity as the past idea is brought up into coincidence with the present.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This branch of mathematics [Probability] is the only one, I believe, in which good writers frequently get results which are entirely erroneous.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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