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



Larry,
​So, am I getting this right: science fiction = abduction?
If so, I imagine there is a paper somewhere in there...
-greg​

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 8:57 AM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> [EXCESS]
>
> 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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> > Department of Anthropology
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> >
>



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