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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 20:16:25 -0500
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On 11/11/2010 7:30 PM, Christopher Menzel wrote:
> To think that it is
> relevant that the behavior that Peirce's example describes is in some
> way irrational conflates *logical* issues with*psychological*  or
> *ethical*  issues, and your pointing out that there are scenarios under
> which the behavior might be justifiable encourages the confusion.    (01)

I doubt that anybody made that confusion.  Or at least I hope that
people who subscribe to Ontolog Forum understand such issues.    (02)

I interpreted Pavithra's comment as a doubt about Peirce's sanity,
and I wanted to point out Peirce's unfortunate financial conditions.    (03)

> Of course, other things aren't equal -- people are
> not purely rational beings and so it makes good sense for expository
> purposes not to risk distracting or disgusting one's readers with a
> gruesome example.  But that's a pragmatic matter only, not a logical
> one.    (04)

I certainly agree.    (05)

John    (06)

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