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Cf: Zeroth Law Of Semiotics • Discussion 1
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::: John Mingers ( https://groups.io/g/lawsofform/message/1109
Hmmm. Sounds terribly like analytic philosophy to me.
There are not real philosophical problems, it’s all just
a matter of misuse of words. Have you seen the world out there —
there really are problems that philosophy ought to try and help with!!!
If I have a philosophy it would be pragmatism. A pragmatist —
or pragmatician as I sometimes prefer — is more like a type of
reflective practitioner, one who applies the pragmatic maxim to
clarify ideas, all the better to apply ideas to pressing realities.
<QUOTE Pragmatic Maxim:>
The pragmatic maxim is a guideline for the practice of inquiry
formulated by Charles Sanders Peirce. Serving as a normative
recommendation or regulative principle in the normative science
of logic, its function is to guide the conduct of thought toward
the achievement of its aims, advising the addressee on an optimal
way of “attaining clearness of apprehension”.
In pragmatic ways of thinking, semiotics is a discipline of
critical thinking charged with sorting out the respective roles
of signs, ideas, and objects (including “objects” in the sense of
aims, ends, goals, objectives, and purposes) in the activities of
communication, learning, and reasoning.
That is what I'm about here.