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Journal 9
Due 3.12

Having read The Fixation of Belief you have aquaintance with Pierce's ideas of Methods of Fixation. Recall that Fixation is the process of keeping our beliefs stable or fixated. Peirce is interested in both why and how we fixate our beliefs. The first two methods he considers are:
                    -- The Method of Tenacity
                    -- The Method of Authority
Please discuss whether and how these methods are at work in your own belief system. Try to think of examples from your own life. Do you see these methods at work in the belief-system of anyone that know? Do you think that the operation of these methods is a matter of conscious choice or some other mechanism?

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