The Essential Peirce, Volume 2
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The first comprehensive presentation of Peirce's mature philosophy.

Praise for Volume 1:

" . . . a first-rate edition, which supersedes all other portable Peirces. . . . all the Peirce most people will ever need." —Louis Menand, The New York Review of Books

Volume 2 of this convenient two-volume chronological reader's edition provides the first comprehensive anthology of the brilliant American thinker Charles Sanders Peirce's mature philosophy. A central focus of Volume 2 is Peirce's evolving theory of signs and its appplication to his pragmatism.



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Date de parution 22 juin 1998
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EAN13 9780253007810
Langue English
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Peirce, Charles S. (Charles Sanders), 1839–1914. [Selections. 1998] The essential Peirce: selected philosophical writings / edited by the Peirce Edition Project p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: v. 2. 1893–1913. ISBN 0-253-33397-0 (alk. paper). ISBN 0-253-21190-5 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Philosophy. I. Peirce Edition Project. II. Title B945.P4125 1998 191-dc20 91-32113
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Thou art the unanswereb puestion; Coulbst see thy droder eye, Always it asketh, asketh; Anb each answer is a lie. —Emerson
Greek Sculpture of the Sphinx, in the British Museum, as reproduced in theCentury Dictionary
This book ispepicatep to the memory of
whose legacy of research mape it Possible.
Chronology Preface Introduction by Nathan Houser
1. Immortality in the Light of Synechism (1893) 2. What Is a Sign? (1894) 3. Of Reasoning in General (1895) 4. Philosophy anb the Conbuct of Life (1898) 5. The First Rule of Logic (1898) 6. Pearson’sGrammar of Science(1901) 7. Laws of Nature (1901) 8. On the Logic of Drawing History from Ancient Documents, Especially from Testimonies (1901) 9. On Science anb Natural Classes (1902)
10. The Maxim of Pragmatism (Lecture I) 11. On Phenomenology (Lecture II) 12. The Categories Defenbeb (Lecture III) 13. The Seven Systems of Metaphysics (Lecture IV) 14. The Three Normative Sciences (Lecture V) 15. The Nature of Meaning (Lecture VI) 16. Pragmatism as the Logic of ABbuction (Lecture VII)
17. What Makes a Reasoning Sounb? (1903)
18. An Outline Classification of the Sciences 19. The Ethics of Terminology 20. Sunbry Logical Conceptions 21. Nomenclature anb Divisions of Triabic Relations, as Far as They Are Determineb
22. New Elements (1904) 23. Ibeas, Stray or Stolen, aBout Scientific Writing (1904)
PRAGMATICISM (1905–07) 24. What Pragmatism Is (1905) 25. Issues of Pragmaticism (1905) 26. The asis of Pragmaticism in Phaneroscopy (1906)
27. The asis of Pragmaticism in the Normative Sciences (1906) 28. Pragmatism (1907)
29. A Neglecteb Argument for the Reality of Gob (1908) 30. A Sketch of Logical Critics (1911) 31. An Essay towarb Improving Our Reasoning in Security anb in UBerty (1913)
32. Excerpts from Letters to Laby WelBy (1906–08) 33. Excerpts from Letters to William James (1909)
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1865 1866
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1878 1879–84 1880
1881 1883
1891 1891–93 1892 1893 1894
Born in Cambridge, Mass., to Benjamin and Sarah Hunt (Mills) Peirce, 10 Sept. Graduated (A.B.) from Harvard Appointed aid in Coast Survey, 1 July Married Harriet Melusina Fay, 16 Oct. Graduatedsumma cum laudein Chemistry from Lawrence Scientific (Sc.B.) School Delivered Harvard lectures on “The Logic of Science,” spring Delivered Lowell Institute lectures on “The Logic of Science; or Induction and Hypothesis,” 24 Oct.–1 Dec. Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 30 Jan. Wrote first of about 300Nationreviews; last in 1908 Assistant at Harvard Observatory, Oct. ‘69-Dec. ‘72 Delivered Harvard lectures on “British Logicians,” Dec.–Jan. Travelled to Europe on first assignment for Coast Survey, 18 June ‘70–7 Mar. ‘71 Co-founded Cambridge Metaphysical Club, Jan. Promoted to rank of Assistant in the Survey, 1 Dec. Travelled to Europe on second assignment for Coast Survey, Apr. ‘75-Aug. ‘76 Separated from Melusina, Oct. Elected to National Academy of Sciences, 20 Apr. Travelled to Europe on third assignment for Coast Survey, 13 Sept.–18 Nov. PublishedPhotometric Researches,Aug. Lectured in logic at Johns Hopkins University Elected to London Mathematical Society, 11 Mar. Travelled to Europe on fourth assignment for Coast Survey, Apr.–Aug. Death of Peirce’s father, Benjamin, Sr., 6 Oct. Elected to American Association for the Advancement of Science in Aug. PublishedStudies in Logic,spring Divorced Melusina, 24 Apr. Married Juliette Froissy (Pourtalais), 30 Apr. Travelled to Europe on fifth and final assignment for Coast Survey, May– Sept. Served as head of U.S. Office of Weights and Measures, Oct. ‘84–22 Feb. ‘85 Worked intensively on preparation of more than 5,000 definitions forCentury Dictionary(published 1889–91) Settled with Juliette in New York City and began reports on his gravity field work. Moved to Milford, Penn., 28 Apr. Death of Peirce’s mother, Sarah Mills, 12 Oct. Appointed by President Cleveland to the U.S. Assay Commission, 1 Jan. Purchased Arisbe, 2 miles north of Milford, 10 May Resigned from Coast and Geodetic Survey, 31 Dec. PublishedMonistMetaphysical Series Delivered Lowell lectures on “The History of Science,” 28 Nov. ‘92–5 Jan. ‘93 “Search for a Method” announced by Open Court; not completed “The Principles of Philosophy” (in 12 vols.) announced by Henry Holt Co.; not
1895 1896 1896–97 1898
1905–06 1906
1908–09 1909
&ompleted “How to Reason” rejected by both Macmillan and Ginn & Co. “New Elements of Mathematics” rejected by Ginn & Co. Consulting chemical engineer (till ‘02), St. Lawrence Power Co. Reviews of Ernst Schroder’s works on logic of relatives Delivered Cambridge lectures on “Reasoning and the Logic of Things,” 10 Feb.–7 Mar. “The History of Science” announced by Putnam’s; not completed Acknowledged by Wm. James as father of pragmatism in lecture to the Berkeley Philosophical Union in which James introduced “Pragmatism,” 26 Aug. Contributed toDictionary of Philosophy and Psychology Presented “On the Logic of Research into Ancient History” to National Academy of Science, 12–14 Nov. Applied to Carnegie Institution for grant to propose “Memoirs on Minute Logic,” rejected Delivered Harvard lectures on “Pragmatism,”26Mar.–17 May Delivered Lowell lectures on “Some Topics of Logic,” 23 Nov.–17 Dec. Began correspondence with Victoria Lady Welby Published threeMonistpapers on pragmatism (series incomplete) Presented paper on existential graphs to National Academy of Science, Apr. Presented paper on phaneroscopy to National Academy of Science, Nov. Delivered three Harvard Philosophy Club lectures on “Logical Methodeutic,” 8–13 Apr. Wrote lengthy letter-article to the Editors ofThe Nation andAtlantic Monthly on pragmatism (especially MS 318) Wrote “A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God,” for theHibbert Journal, Oct. PublishedMonistseries on “Amazing Mazes” Originated a matrix method for three-valued logic; recorded in his Logic Notebook (MS 339), 23 Feb. Wrote “A Sketch of Logical Critics” for volume to honor Lady Welby (not completed) Died at Arisbe, 19 Apr.
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