Whole-System Change LO5494

Sat, 10 Feb 1996 07:02:04 -0500

Replying to LO5471 --

Concerning where to start with some exploration of a complex issues,
Michael said:

>Therefore, starting at whatever is the available and best place of
>the time seems the practical way to go.

Reinforcing Michael's remarks is this quotation from Charles S. Peirce:

"...in truth, there is but one state of mind from which you can 'set out',
namely, the very state of mind in which you actually find yourself at the
time you do 'set out'--a state in which you are laden with an immense mass
of cognition already formed, of which you cannot divest yourself if you

This was made as one of Peirce's responses to Descartes' prescription to
"clear your mind" at the outset of any investigation--a prescription which
Peirce rejected as impossible. People can't do a "memory dump".

John N. Warfield

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