SYNECHISM (from Gr. vvveXis, continuous, from crap, ex'ty, to hold together) , a philosophical
See also:term proposed by C . S .
See also:Peirce (Monist, ii . 534) to
See also:express the general theory that the essential feature in philosophic
See also: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
See also:causation; " synechia " is a term in
See also:ophthalmology for a morbid union of parts .
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