Abduction, not kidnapping but guessing

James Piat piat1 at bellsouth.net
Mon Sep 16 21:52:52 EDT 2002

Dear Ken,

I thoroughly enjoyed your brief and CLEAR account of abduction, deduction
and inference.  If  you have the time and interest  I would also love for
you to give a brief account of Peirce's categories and indicate how they tie
in with these forms of reasoning.

BTW,  I read your HIS GLASSY ESSENCE   and found it a delight.  What I liked
most about it was that Peirce's ideas (often in his own words) were selected
and organized in way that assisted me in following their natural (historical
and logical) development.  And you did not preach at me but instead
concentrated on presenting his ideas plainly, carefully and in context so
that I could begin to understand them and draw my own conclusions as to
their significance.   The love and respect you have for your topic shines
through and I think your book will be prized most by those share your
affection. A credit to your subject!

Jim Piat

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