Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce, Volumes I and II: Principles of Philosophy and Elements of Logic

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Overview

Volumes 1-VI of the Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce are being reissued in response to a growing interest in Peirce's thought - a development that was prophesied by John Dewey when he reviewed the first volume of these papers on their appearance in 1931. Writing in The New Republic, Mr. Dewey said, "Nothing much will happen in philosophy as long as a main object among philosophers is defense of some formulated historical position. I do not know of any other thinker more calculated than Peirce to give emancipation from the intellectual fortifications of the past and to arouse a fresh imagination."

Originally published as six separate volumes, the Peirce papers appear in the new Belknap Press edition in three handsome books of two volumes each. The content is identical with that of the original edition: Volume I, Principles of Philosophy; Volume II, Elements of Logic; Volume III, Exact Logic; Volume IV, The Simplest Mathematics; Volume V, Pragmatism and Pragmaticism; Volume VI, Scientific Metaphysics.


This republication presents the seminal concepts of a writer described in John Dewey's article as "the most original philosophical mind this country has produced."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674138001
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1932
  • Pages: 962
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Hartshorne is Ashbel Smith Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas.

Paul Weiss is Heffer Professor of Philosophy at the School of Philosophy, Catholic University, Washington, D.C.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Preface

BOOK I: GENERAL HISTORICAL ORIENTATION

Chap. 1: Lessons from the History of Philosophy

1. Nominalism

2. Conceptualism

3. The Spirit of Scholasticism

4. Kant and his Refutation of Idealism

5. Hegelism

Chap. 2: Lessons from the History of Science

1. The Scientific Attitude

2. The Scientific Imagination

3. Science and Morality

4. Mathematics

5. Science as a Guide to Conduct

6. Morality and Sham Reasoning

7. The Method of Authority

8. Science and Continuity

9. The Analytic Method

10. Kinds of Reasoning

11. The Study of the Useless

12. Il Lume Naturale

13. Generalization and Abstraction

14. The Evaluation of Exactitude

15. Science and Extraordinary Phenomena

16. Reasoning from Samples

17. The Method of Residual Phenomena

18. Observation

19. Evolution

20. Some A Priori Dicta

21. The Paucity of Scientific Knowledge

22. The Uncertainty of Scientific Results

23. Economy of Research

Chap. 3: Notes on Scientific Philosophy

1. Laboratory and Seminary Philosophies

2. Axioms

3. The Observational Part of Philosophy

4. The First Rule of Reason

5. Fallibilism, Continuity, and Evolution

BOOK II. THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE SCIENCE

Proem: The Architectonic Character of Philosophy

Chap. 1: An Outline Classification of the Sciences

Chap. 2: A Detailed Classification of the Sciences

1. Natural Classes

2. Natural Classifications

3. The Essence of Science

4. The Divisions of Science

5. The Divisions of Philosophy

6. The Divisions of Mathematics

BOOK III: PHENOMENOLOGY

CHAP. 1: INTRODUCTION

1. The Phaneron

2. Valencies

3. Monads, Dyads, and Triads

4. Indecomposable Elements

Chap. 2: The Categories in Detail

A. Firstness

1. The Source of the Categories

2. The Manifestation of Firstness

3. The Monad

4. Qualities of Feeling

5. Feeling as Independent of Mind and Change

6. A Definition of Feeling

7. The Similarity of Feelings of Different Sensory Modes

8. Presentments as Signs

9. The Communicability of Feelings

10. The Transition to Secondness

B. Secondness

1. Feeling and Struggle

2. Action and Perception

3. The Varieties of Secondness

4. The Dyad

5. Polar Distinctions and Volition

6. Ego and Non-Ego

7. Shock and the Sense of Change

C. Thirdness

1. Examples of Thirdness

2. Representation and Generality

3. The Reality of Thirdness

4. Protoplasm and the Categories

5. The Interdependence of the Categories

Chap. 3: A Guess at the Riddle

Plan of the Work

1. Trichotomy

2. The Triad in Reasoning

3. The Triad in Metaphysics

4. The Triad in Psychology

5. The Triad in Physiology

6. The Triad in Biological Development

7. The Triad in Physics

Chap. 4: The Loom of Mathematics; An Attempt to Develop my Categories from Within

1. The Three Categories

2. Quality

3. Fact

4. Dyads

5. Triads

Chap. 5: Degenerate Cases

1. Kinds of Secondness

2. The Firstness of Firstness, Secondness and Thirdness

Chap. 6: On a New List of Categories

1. Original Statement

2. Notes on the Preceding

Chap. 7: Triadomany

BOOK IV: THE NORMATIVE SCIENCES

Chap. 1: Introduction

Chap. 2: Ultimate Goods

Chap. 3: An Attempted Classification of Ends

Chap. 4: Ideals of Conduct

Chap. 5: Vitally Important Topics

1. Theory and Practice

2. Practical Concerns and the Wisdom of Sentiment

3. Vitally Important Truths

Indexes

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