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[Xmca-l] Re: The history of science fiction and imagined worlds



Greg,
Thanks for this adjunct that highlights the imaginal.
Charles Peirce played with the concept *interpretive musings* but he also
explored *abduction*.
Here is a quote from Robert Corrigan on this theme.
"For Peirce ideas are leading ideas [orientation] that could emerge out of
creative and free associations. His technical term for this LARGER species
of ideation is *abduction* As opposed to deduction and induction ideas CAN
LEAP BEYOND the current data.
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On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 7:37 AM, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Apologies for distracting from the "real world" discussions on the other
> thread, but I came across this Ted talk and thought that others might be
> interested in the history and role of imagined worlds in politics:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUtErxgz7Mo
>
> But perhaps it is worth tracing otherworlds and "the otherwise" to works
> such as those of Jonathan Swift, Laurence Sterne, and Rabelais.
>
> Seems like imagining other worlds has always been a deeply political act.
>
> -greg
>
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