Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce

American philosopher, physicist and mathematician
We may say that feelings have two kinds of intensity. One is the intensity of the feeling itself, by which loud sounds are distinguished from faint ones, luminous colors from dark ones, highly chromatic colors from almost neutral tints, etc. The other is the intensity of consciousness that lays hold of the feeling, which makes the ticking of a watch actually heard infinitely more vivid than a cannon shot remembered to have been heard a few minutes ago.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is... easy to be certain. One has only to be sufficiently vague.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A quality is something capable of being completely embodied. A law never can be embodied in its character as a law except by determining a habit. A quality is how something may or might have been. A law is how an endless future must continue to be.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There never was a sounder logical maxim of scientific procedure than Ockham's razor: Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem. That is to say; before you try a complicated hypothesis, you should make quite sure that no simplification of it will explain the facts equally well.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Doubt is an uneasy and dissatisfied state from which we struggle to free ourselves and pass into the state of belief; while the latter is a calm and satisfactory state which we do not wish to avoid, or to change to a belief in anything else.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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