Monday, July 21, 2014
interesting quote in new issue of Collapse
Meillassoux's concept of absolute contingency, prefigured in Peirce's 'tychism', issued a philosophical challenge to the metaphysics of possibility and prediction. Utilising it to move beyond Nassim Taleb's incrimination of statistics' blindness to 'Black Swan' events, Elie Ayache argues that we need to conceptualise a regime of events entirely foreclosed to statistical and probabilistic prevision-the 'Blank Swan'.
From Collapse VIII: Casino Real, HERE. Two articles reference Peirce, it seems. One by Zalamea and another by Ayache. I really ought to check out this issue, then, considering HERE and HERE.