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Illustrations of the Logic of Science

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Charles S. Peirces Illustrations of the Logic of Science is an early work in the philosophy of science and the official birthplace of pragmatism. It contains Peirces two most influential papers: “The Fixation of Belief” and “How to Make Our Ideas Clear,” as well as discussions on the theory of probability, the ground of induction, the relation between science and religion, and the logic of abduction. Unsatisfied with the result and driven by a constant, almost feverish urge to improve his work, Peirce spent considerable time and effort revising these papers. These efforts gained significant momentum after the turn of the century when Peirce sought to establish his role in the development of pragmatism while distancing himself from the more popular versions that had become current. The present edition brings together the original series as it appeared in Popular Science Monthly and a selection of Peirces later revisions, many of which remained hidden in the mass of messy manuscripts that were left behind after his death in 1914.

About the Author

Charles S. Peirce (1839–1914) was an American philosopher, logician, mathematician, and scientist, sometimes known as “the father of pragmatism.” He was educated as a chemist and employed as a scientist for 30 years. Today he is appreciated largely for his contributions to logic, mathematics, philosophy, scientific methodology, and semiotics and for his founding of pragmatism. Cornelis de Waal is an associate professor at Indiana University and Purdue University Indianapolis. The editor in chief of Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, he lives in Indianapolis.

Table of Contents

Preface

General Introduction [PERHAPS USE CARUSS INTRO? IMG_2605-07]

Textual Introduction

Abbreviations

1. The Fixation of Belief

2. How to Make Our Ideas Clear

3. The Doctrine of Chances

4. The Probability of Induction

5. The Order of Nature

6. Deduction, Induction, and Hypothesis

7. My Pragmatism

8. Essays on Meaning

9. First Letter to Paul Carus

10. Second Letter to Paul Carus

Notes

Bibliography?

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812698497
Author:
Peirce, Charles S.
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Author:
de Waal, Cornelis
Author:
Peirce, Charles Sanders
Author:
Cornelis de Waal
Subject:
Pragmatism
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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