Writings of Charles S. Peirce: A Chronological Edition, Volume 8: 1890–1892

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Indiana University Press, Dec 7, 2009 - Philosophy - 824 pages

Volume 8 of this landmark edition follows Peirce from May 1890 through July 1892—a period of turmoil as his career unraveled at the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. The loss of his principal source of income meant the beginning of permanent penury and a lifelong struggle to find gainful employment. His key achievement during these years is his celebrated Monist metaphysical project, which consists of five classic articles on evolutionary cosmology. Also included are reviews and essays from The Nation in which Peirce critiques Paul Carus, William James, Auguste Comte, Cesare Lombroso, and Karl Pearson, and takes part in a famous dispute between Francis E. Abbot and Josiah Royce. Peirce's short philosophical essays, studies in non-Euclidean geometry and number theory, and his only known experiment in prose fiction complete his production during these years.

Peirce's 1883-1909 contributions to the Century Dictionary form the content of volume 7 which is forthcoming.

 

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Contents

Illustrations
x
Preface
xi
Chronology
xix
Bibliographical Abbreviations in Editorial Matter
xxiii
Introduction
xxv
1 Familiar Letters about the Art of Reasoning
1
2 Ribots Psychology of Attention
13
3 Six Lectures of Hints toward a Theory of the Universe
17
31 Deductions from a Definition of the Copula
208
32 Algebra of the Copula Version 1
210
33 Algebra of the Copula Version 2
212
34 Examination of the Copula of Inclusion
217
A Problemin Permutations
222
36 Methods of Investigating the Constant of Space
229
37 Jamess Psychology
231
38 Morality and Church Creed
240

4 Sketch of a New Philosophy
19
5 On Framing Philosophical Theories
23
7 Review of Jevonss Pure Logic
30
8 Review of Caruss Fundamental Problems
33
9 Review of Muirs The Theory of Determinants
36
10 Review of Frasers Locke
38
11 Notes on the First Issue of the Monist
42
12 My Life
44
13 Note on Pythagorean Triangles
47
14 Hints toward the Invention of a ScaleTable
48
15 Logical Studies of the Theory of Numbers
55
16 Promptuarium of Analytical Geometry
57
17 Boolian Algebra
63
18 Boolian Algebra First Lection
69
19 Notes on the Question on the Existence of anExternal World
78
20 Note on Kants Refutation of Idealism
80
21 Notes on Consciousness
81
THE MONIST METAPHYSICAL PROJECT
83
22 The Architecture of Theories Initial Version
84
23 The Architecture of Theories
98
24 The Doctrine of Necessity Examined
111
25 The Law of Mind Early Try
126
26 The Law of Mind Excursus on the Idea of Time
130
27 The Law of Mind
135
28 Notes for Mans Glassy Essence
158
29 Mans Glassy Essence
165
30 Evolutionary Love
184
STUDIES ON THE ALGEBRA OF THE COPULA
207
39 Review of Spencers Essays
242
40 Abbot against Royce
245
41 Review of Chamberss Pictorial Astronomy
248
42 Lesson in Necessary Reasoning
251
43 The Great Men of History
258
44 The Comtist Calendar
267
45 The NonEuclidean Geometry
271
46 The Sciences in Their Order of Generality
275
47 The Man of Genius
277
48 The Periodic Law
284
49 Keppler
286
50 Plan for a Scientific Dictionary
292
51 Embroidered Thessaly
296
52 Why Do We Punish Criminals?
341
53 Review of Buckleys Moral Teachings of Science
345
54 Review of Ridgeways The Origin of Metallic Currency
349
55 Review of Pearsons The Grammar of Science
352
56 Review of Currys The Province of Expression
355
Editorial Symbols
359
Annotations
362
Bibliography of Peirces References
470
Chronological Catalog May 1890July 1892
480
Supplementary Catalog Entries
511
Essay on Editorial Theory and Method
515
Textual Apparatus
532
LineEnd Hyphenation in the Edition Text
679
Index
681
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The Peirce Edition Project, School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University Indianapolis, aims to produce a 30-volume edition of Peirce's writings from across the humanities and sciences.

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