Writings Of Charles S. Peirce

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"The volumes are handsomely produced and carefully edited,... For the first time we have available in an intelligible form the writings of one of the greatest philosophers of the past hundred years... " —The Times Literary Supplement

"... an extremely handsome and impressive book; it is an equally impressive piece of scholarship and editing." —Man and World

Indiana University Press

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Revised and updated from the 1953 edition. Surveys the writing of American history from the Norse voyages to the 1970's. The last three chapters, entirely new, survey historical writing since World War II. Volume four of this collection covers the years of Peirce's tenure as part-time lecturer in logic at Johns Hopkins, and many of the writings focus on logic and mathematics. He also wrote or published some of his most important scientific papers during this period, and included here are extensive selections from his reports on gravity, his comparison of a wave-length and a meter, and his quincuncial projection of the sphere. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253372017
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1982
  • Edition description: A Chronological ed.
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction
1. My Life written for the Class-Book
2. Private Thoughts principally on the conduct of life
3. The Sense of Beauty never furthered the Performance of a single Act of Duty
4. Raphael and Michael Angelo compared as men
5. A Scientific Book of Synonyms
6. Think Again!
Analysis of Genius
8. The Axioms of Intuition. After Kant
[Three Essays on Infinity and God]
9. An essay on the Limits of Religious thought written to prove that we can reason upon the nature of God
10. [The Conception of Infinity]
11. Why we can Reason on the Infinite
Proof of the Infinite Nature of the Creator
13. I, IT, and THOU: A Book giving Instruction in some of the Elements of Thought
14. The Modus of the IT
15. View of Chemistry: sketched for Young Ladies
16. [A Treatise on Metaphysics]
17. Analysis of Creation
19. The Chemical Theory of Interpenetration
20. [The Place of Our Age in the History of Civilization]
21. Letter Draft, Peirce to Pliny Earle Chase
22. [Shakespearian Pronunciation]
23. Analysis of the Ego
24. A Treatise of the Major Premisses of Natural Science
On the Doctrine of Immediate Perception
26. Letter, Peirce to Francis E.
Abbot On the Logic of Science [Harvard Lectures of 1865]
Lecture I
28. Lecture II
29. Lecture III
30. Lecture on the Theories of Whewell, Mill, and Compte
31. Lecture VI: Boole's Calculus of Logic
32. Lecture on Kant
33. Lecture VIII: Forms of Induction and Hypothesis
34. Lecture X: Grounds of Induction
35. Lecture XI
36. Teleological Logic
37. An Unpsychological View of Logic to which are appended some applications of the theory to Psychology and other subjects
38. Logic of the Sciences
39. [The Logic Notebook]
40. Logic Chapter I The Logic of Science; Or, Induction of Hypothesis [Lowell Lectures of 1866]
41. Lecture I
42. Lecture II
43. Lecture III
44. Lecture IV
45. Lecture V
46. [Lecture VI]
47. Lecture VII
48. Lecture IX
49. Lecture X
50. Lecture XI
51. Memoranda Concerning the Aristotelean Syllogism
52. [On a Method of Searching for the Categories]
53. [Diagram of the IT]
Editorial Notes Bibliography of Peirce's References Chronological List,
Essay on Editorial Method Explanation of Symbols Textual Notes Emendations Word-Division Index

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