Darwin-L Message Log 1:258 (September 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<1:258>From peter@usenix.org  Wed Sep 29 12:33:55 1993

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 93 10:25:51 PDT
From: peter@usenix.org (Peter H. Salus)
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: Drift

As Marc Picard has cited Raimo Anttila's excellent book and his
(RA's) definition of drift, I think it worth pointing out that
this teleological view has been anathema to those working
within the TG paradigm, but has resulted in brilliant work, of
which Anttila and the two volumes by Michael Shapiro _The
Sense of Grammar_ (IU Press, 1983) and _The Sense of Change_
(IU Press, 1991) are the most impressive works.  Some of
Esa Itkonen's work and E.L. Battistella's _Markedness_
(SUNY Press, 1990) may be thought heretical, but illuminating, too.

To me, however, the most interesting aspect of this is the
overarching importance of CS Peirce.


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