Charles S. Pierce

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Physicist, mathematician, and logician Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914) was America's first internationally recognized philosopher, the man who created the concept of "pragmatism," popularized by William James. Charles S. Peirce: The Essential Writings is a comprehensive collection of the philosopher's writings including: "Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed for Man" (1868), which outlines his theory of knowledge; a review of the works of George Berkeley; papers from between 1877 and 1905 developing the ...
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Overview

Physicist, mathematician, and logician Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914) was America's first internationally recognized philosopher, the man who created the concept of "pragmatism," popularized by William James. Charles S. Peirce: The Essential Writings is a comprehensive collection of the philosopher's writings including: "Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed for Man" (1868), which outlines his theory of knowledge; a review of the works of George Berkeley; papers from between 1877 and 1905 developing the ground of pragmatism and Peirce's theory of scientific inquiry; his basic concept of metaphysics (1891-93); and the important 1902 articles in Baldwin's dictionary on his later pragmatism (or pragmaticism), uniformity, and synechism. Also included are Peirce's well-known essays: "The Fixation of Belief," and "How to Make Our Ideas Clear."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573922562
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Series: Great Books in Philosophy
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Foreword xv
Introduction 1
I. Preface to an Unwritten Book, 1897-98 45
II. Review of the Works of George Berkeley--1871 51
III. Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed for Man (The Journal of Speculative Philosophy series of 1868) 64
1. Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed for Man 66
2. Some Consequences of Four Incapacities 85
IV. Illustrations of the Logic of Science (Part of the Popular Science Monthly series of 1877-78) 119
1. The Fixation of Belief 120
2. How to Make Our Ideas Clear 137
V. A Guess at the Riddle (The Monist series of 1891-92) 158
1. The Architecture of Theories 159
2. The Doctrine of Necessity Examined 174
3. The Law of Mind 190
4. Man's Glassy Essence 216
5. Evolutionary Love 237
VI. Pragmatism and Pragmaticism (Part of the Monist series of 1905) 261
1. What Pragmatism Is 262
2. Issues of Pragmatism 281
VII. Some Contributions to Baldwin's Dictionary--1902 300
1. Pragmatism 300
2. Uniformity 302
3. Synechism 312
Suggestions for Further Reading 315
Suggestions for Future Reading (Post 1972) 319
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