[Arisbe] Re: Entelechy

Jon Awbrey arisbe@stderr.org
Thu, 31 May 2001 14:00:24 -0400


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| Aristotle held that Matter and Form were the only elements of experience.
| But he had an obscure conception of what he calls 'entelechy', which
| I take to be a groping for the recognition of a third element which
| I find clearly in experience.  Indeed it is by far the most overt
| of the three.  It was this that caused Aristotle to overlook it.
| Attention cannot be concentrated on that which covers the
| entire field;  and this element is so universal that it
| is difficult to find a point of view from which there
| shall be any unquestionable contrast in this respect.
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| CSP, NE 4, page 294.
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| Charles Sanders Peirce, "Sketch of Dichotomic Mathematics", pages 285-300 in
|'The New Elements of Mathematics, Volume 4, Mathematical Philosophy',
| Edited by Carolyn Eisele, Mouton, The Hauge, Netherlands, 1976.

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