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Thinking Through the ImaginationAesthetics in Human Cognition$
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John Kaag

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823254934

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823254934.001.0001

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Imagining Nature

Imagining Nature

(p.93) Five Imagining Nature
Thinking Through the Imagination

John Kaag

Fordham University Press

The previous chapter addressed the inadequacy of PEIRCE a computational model of hypothesis formation, of what Peirce termed “abduction.” This chapter explores more satisfactory ways of describing the imaginative dynamics of abduction, focusing on Peirce's appropriation of Schiller's aesthetic play (Spiel), Peircean “musement,” and his development of existential graphs.

Keywords:   Musement, Spiel, existential graphs, pragmatism, art of reasoning, inquiry

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