The Essential Peirce, Volume 1: Selected Philosophical Writings? (1867–1893)

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Indiana University Press, Nov 22, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 448 pages
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"... 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

"The ?Monist essays are included in the first volume of the compact and welcome ?Essential Peirce; they are by Peirce's standards quite accessible and splendid in their cosmic scope and assertiveness." —London Review of Books

A convenient two-volume reader's edition makes accessible to students and scholars the most important philosophical papers of the brilliant American thinker Charles Sanders Peirce. This first volume presents twenty-five key texts from the first quarter century of his writing, with a clear introduction and informative headnotes. Volume 2 will highlight the development of Peirce's system of signs and his mature pragmatism.

 

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Contents

1 On a New List of Categories 1867
1
The Journal of Speculative Philosophy Cognition Series
11
Illustrations of the Logic of Science
109
The Monist Metaphysical Series
285
Notes
373
Index
389
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NATHAN HOUSER is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Peirce Edition Project at Indiana University at Indianapolis. CHRISTIAN KLOESEL is Professor of English at Indiana University at Indianapolis.

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