Blocking evil infinites: A note on a note on a Peircean strategy

Frederik Stjernfelt

Abstract


This brief note considers Peirce’s strategy of terminating potentially evil infinities – concerning relations, continuous predicates, leading principles, habits – by appeal to the Nota Notae principle.

Keywords


Nota Notae; evil infinity; relations; formal ontology; Charles Peirce

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12697/SSS.2015.43.4.09





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