Charles S. Peirce, Selected Writings

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Science, material, idealism, pragmaticism, history of scientific thought. With Buchler's book, best way to approach notoriously cryptic philosopher. Features 24 selections including "The Place of Our Age in the History of Civilization," "Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed for Man," "Some Consequences of Four Incapacities," and "The Fixation of Belief."

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Overview

Science, material, idealism, pragmaticism, history of scientific thought. With Buchler's book, best way to approach notoriously cryptic philosopher. Features 24 selections including "The Place of Our Age in the History of Civilization," "Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed for Man," "Some Consequences of Four Incapacities," and "The Fixation of Belief."

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  • ISBN-13: 9780486216348
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/1966
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
"Science, Materialism and Idealism"
1. The Place of Our Age in the History of Civilization
2. Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed for Man
3. Some Consequences of Four Incapacities
4. Critical Review of Berkeley's Idealism
Pragmaticism: A Philosophy of Science
5. The Fixation of Belief
6. How to Make Our Ideas Clear
7. Notes on Positivism
8. The Architecture of Theories
9. The Doctrine of Necessity
10. What Pragmatism Is
11. Issues of Pragmaticism
Lessons from the History of Scientific Thought
12. Lessons of the History of Science
13. Lowell Lectures on the History of Science (1892)
14. Kepler
15. Conclusion of the History of Science Lectures
16. The Nineteenth Century: Notes
17. The Century's Great Men in Science
18. "Letters to Samuel P. Langley, and "Hume on Miracles and Laws of Nature"
19. Research and Teaching in Physics
20. Definition and Function of a University
21. Logic and a Liberal Education
22. Logic of Mathematics in Relation to Education
Science and Religion
23. Science and Immortality
 The Breakdown of the Mechanical Philosophy
 The Marriage of Religion and Science
 What Is Christian Faith?
 A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God
24. Letters to Lady Welby
Bibliographical Note
Index
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