Existence

Keyword: Existence


Dictionary Entry | Posted 10/03/2016
Quote from "The Basis of Pragmaticism"

…the term existence is properly a term, not of logic, but of metaphysics; and metaphysically understood, an object exists, if and only if, it reacts with...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 26/10/2015
Quote from "A draft of a review of Herbert Nichols' A Treatise on Cosmology, Vol. 1 [CP]"

The method prescribed in the maxim [of pragmatism] is to trace out in the imagination the conceivable practical consequences, – that is, the consequences for deliberate, self-controlled conduct...

Manuscript | Posted 20/08/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1897-8). Dottings for 8 Lectures. MS [R] 944

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 2 pp. (two attempts); plus a typed copy.
Hegel and CSP mean nearly the same thing by existence. CSP can almost accept Hegel’s definition as...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 20/08/2015
Quote from "Abstracts of 8 Lectures (A8)"

What then does the logic of events require’? What is required, as an objectively hypothetic result, is that an arbitrary selection of them should crowd out the others. This is...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 07/04/2015
Quote from "Meaning Preface"

…existence […] may be used in a wider or a narrower sense. In its wider sense it is a synonym for Actual, and is such Being as is both Definite and in all respects...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 07/04/2015
Quote from "Meaning Preface"

…Real is the proper contrary of Illusion, Delusion, or Figment, while to exist means, by virtue of the ex in exsistere, to act upon, to react...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 15/01/2015
Quote from "Firstness, Secondness, Thirdness, and the Reducibility of Fourthness [R]"

…P. holds, with Hegel, that existence consists in the blind reaction of the existent with the rest of the universe in which it exists

Manuscript | Posted 11/01/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lowell Lectures. 1903. Sixth Lecture. Probability. MS [R] 472

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., 2 notebooks, G-1903-2a, pp. 2-130.
Published, in part, as 6.88-97 (pp. 8-62). Omitted: the relationship between logic and mathematics; independence of...

Manuscript | Posted 08/01/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lowell Lectures. 1903. Lecture 5. Vol. 1. MS [R] 469

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, n.p., 1903, pp. 2-74.
Doctrine of multitudes. Breadth and depth. Reference to Bertrand Russell’s Principles of Mathematics in connection with...

Manuscript | Posted 07/01/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lowell Lectures of 1903. Lecture III. 2nd Draught. MS [R] 463

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, n.p., 1903, pp. 11-17 (pp. 1-9 are mathematical notes and have nothing to do with the lecture).
On multitude and collection.

Manuscript | Posted 26/11/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1909). Meaning Preface. MS [R] 637

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., October 3-13, 1909, pp. 9-36, 27-30, 28-29, 31-36.
Tendency to guess right (but not necessarily on the first guess). Pure logic supports the...

Manuscript | Posted 25/11/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). C.S.P.'s Lowell Lectures of 1903 2nd Draught of 3rd Lecture. MS [R] 462

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., October 5, 1903, pp. 2-88 (pagination by even numbers only), incomplete.
Alpha part of existential graphs: permissible operations. The Beta part....

Dictionary Entry | Posted 25/11/2014
Quote from "Lowell Lectures on Some Topics of Logic Bearing on Questions Now Vexed. Lecture III [R]"

The modern philosophers - one and all, unless Schelling be an exception - recognize but one mode of being, the being of an individual thing or fact, the being which...

Manuscript | Posted 28/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lowell Lectures. 1903. Lecture 3. MS [R] 459

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, n.p., 1903, pp. 1-41.
The words “Won’t do” (by CSP) appear on the cover of the notebook. Definition of “mathematics.” Denial that mathematics...

Manuscript | Posted 25/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lowell Lectures. 1903. Lecture 3. 1st draught. MS [R] 458

Robin Catalogue:
Science, mathematics, and quantity. Pure mathematics (the science of hypotheses) is divided in accordance with the complexity of its hypotheses. Simplest mathematics...

Manuscript | Posted 19/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1901-02 [c.]). An Illustration of Dynamics. MS [R] 49

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1901-02?], pp. 1-20, with 3 pp. of variants.
Setting out from two problems of dynamics both of which require for their solution the method of...

Manuscript | Posted 15/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1904). Second Definition of Ordinals [R]. MS [R] 45

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [1904], pp. 4-6; 19-22; and 1 p. (the number of which is missing).
Parenthetically: “As for the whole existing race of philosophers, say John...

Manuscript | Posted 12/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1905-07 [c.]). On the theory of Collections and Multitude. MS [R] 31

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1905-07?], 2 pp.; plus 1 p. (p. 2) (“Note on Collections”).

Dictionary Entry | Posted 10/09/2014
Quote from "Considerations concerning the Doctrine of Multitude"

existence consists in the blind reactions between objects in one universe. No mere law, no “would-be”, can make that exertion of blind strength.

Manuscript | Posted 10/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1905-07 [c.]). Considerations concerning the Doctrine of Multitude. MS [R] 27

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1905-07?], pp. 1-5; 23, 24, 27, 29, 30.
The nature of definition; “collection” defined; first- and second-intentional collection.

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