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Single Idea 21489

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 3. Metaphysical Systems]

Full Idea

In Peirce's system, a super-ordinate discipline provides general laws or principles for subordinate disciplines, which in turn provide concrete examples of those general laws.

Gist of Idea

Super-ordinate disciplines give laws or principles; subordinate disciplines give concrete cases


report of Charles Sanders Peirce (works [1892]) by Albert Atkin - Peirce 1 'System'

Book Reference

Atkin,Albert: 'Peirce' [Routledge 2016], p.17

A Reaction

Does he really mean that subordinate disciplines have no principles or laws? That can't be right.