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[Xmca-l] Fwd: Peirce's Approach to Pluralism and System
What is MP's idea of institution versus constitution, Larry?
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Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Subject: [Xmca-l] Peirce's Approach to Pluralism and System
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This is an extension to the engagement with Rein Raud and the mention of
various ways to approach identity, subjectivity, selfhood, and personhood.
>From that conversation, one of the sources to consider (but not the
preferred choice) was Vincent Colapietro’s book *Peirce’s Theory of the
self: A Semiotic Perspective on Human Subjectivity*
Vincent Colapietro draws attention to the *ambiguity* and tension in
Peirce’s desire to be BOTH scientific and systematic. Dispositions that are
out of step with many current ways of philosophizing.
Peirce in correspondence with James confessed:
Pluralism does not satisfy either my head or my heart.
Yet in another letter to James he acknowledged his debt to Schelling noting:
One thing I admire about him (Schelling) is his freedom from the trammels
of system, and his holding himself UNCOMMITTED to any previous utterance.
In that, he is like a scientific man.
Vincent notices it is all too easy for those who have studied intensively
the writings of Peirce to get so caught up in his *system* that they come
to see it as a PLACE TO DWELL rather than a point from which to proceed.
I share this as an expression (a creative expression) of the way the places
where we dwell *institute* us. These ambiguous places from which we move
back and forth (repetition) in order to DEVELOP our self, subjectivity,
This circles back to perizhevanie, ity, and I will add Merleau Ponty’s
notion of *institution* (in contrast to constituting).
The relation of subjectivity and objectivity and the (in between)
This is the limit for a single post. I send this in anticipation of the
next theme emerging - perezhivanie
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It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch