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In "The Fixation of Belief," Charles Sanders Pierce argues that the method of science is superior to all other methods, due to its ability to establish what is true and what is not true in an objective manner. He argues that since “experience of the method has not led us to doubt it,” the method of science will necessarily lead us to “one true conclusion.” Reinforced by the astounding fruits of science, these arguments made by Pierce in 1877 (and by many of his pragmatist contemporaries) are powerful enough to persist in the 21st century, in particular as the subtext for the common faith in science as society’s salvation.
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In a letter to William James on November 25, 1902, Peirce spoke of “the completely developed system, which all hangs together and cannot receive any proper presentation in fragments,” and he went on to describe synechism as: “the keystone of the arch.” Now synechism, according to Peirce, is just “that tendency of philosophical thought which insists upon the idea of continuity.” Hence, in order to make sense of Peirce’s synechism, and its role in his “completely developed system”, it is essential first to understand what Peirce meant by the idea of continuity.