- Synechism
**Synechism**(from Gr. "vvveXis", continuous, from "ex'ty", to hold together), a philosophical term proposed by CS Peirce ("Monist", ii. 534) to express the general theory that the essential feature in philosophic speculation is continuity.It is specially directed to the question of

hypothesis , and holds that a hypothesis is justifiable only on the ground that it provides an explanation. All understanding of facts consists in generalizing concerning them. The fact that some things are ultimate may be recognized by the synechist without abandoning his standpoint, since synechism is a normative or regulative principle, not a theory of existence.The adjective "synechological" is used in the same general sense; "synechology" is a theory of continuity or universal causation; "synechia" is a term in

ophthalmology for a morbid union of parts.**ee also***

Monism

*Panpsychism

*Pluralism

*Pragmatism

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**synechism**— synechist, n., adj. /sin i kiz euhm/, n. a doctrine of philosophical thinking stressing the importance of the idea of continuity: named and advocated by C. S. Peirce. [SYNECH(IA) + ISM] * * * … Universalium**synechism**— syn·e·chism … English syllables**synechism**— ˈsinəˌkizəm noun ( s) Etymology: Greek synechismos continuity, from synechizein to make continuous, from synechēs continuous + izein ize : a principle in philosophy holding continuity (as of hypotheses) to be of prime importance … Useful english dictionary**Charles Sanders Peirce**— B … Wikipedia**Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography**— C. S. Peirce articles General: Charles Sanders Peirce Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography Philosophical: Categories (Peirce) Semiotic elements and classes of signs (Peirce) Pragmatic maxim • Pragmaticism… … Wikipedia**Charles Peirce**— Infobox Scientist name = Charles Peirce box width = image size = 200px caption = Charles Peirce birth date = September 10, 1839 birth place = Cambridge, Massachusetts death date = April 19, 1914 death place = residence = citizenship = nationality … Wikipedia**Schriften von Charles Sanders Peirce**— Das nachfolgende Verzeichnis der Schriften von Charles Sanders Peirce dient als Ergänzung zum Verzeichnis der Werke von Peirce im Hauptartikel. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Vorbemerkung 2 Collected Papers 2.1 Vol. I. Principles of Philosophy … Deutsch Wikipedia**Peirce, Charles Sanders**— American pragmatism Peirce Cheryl Misak INTRODUCTION Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914), one of America’s greatest philosophers, mathematicians, and logicians, was a difficult and not altogether pleasant character. That, combined with what the… … History of philosophy**Calculus**— This article is about the branch of mathematics. For other uses, see Calculus (disambiguation). Topics in Calculus Fundamental theorem Limits of functions Continuity Mean value theorem Differential calculus Derivative Change of variables … Wikipedia**Derivative**— This article is an overview of the term as used in calculus. For a less technical overview of the subject, see Differential calculus. For other uses, see Derivative (disambiguation) … Wikipedia