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The logician need not decide if there is such a thing as reality

We cannot hide from ourselves that there are objects  very nearly like real things We are obliged to suppose that there is knowledge  embodied in some form and that there is inference and that one embodiment of knowledge affects another
I see in this parsing of Feibleman on Peirce 1969 83-84 a clear suggestion of Peircean threes and one of the remarkable instances in which  the wonder of Peirce can be apprehended The key word for me is suppose After suppose in the text comes the parenthetical ("it need not assert") a delicious reminder of the degree of supposition (vagueness, musement) involved in all thinking
Logic is not about how we think but about how we ought to think
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