Keyword: Inference

Dictionary Entry | Posted 06/03/2018
Quote from "Division III. Substantial Study of Logic. Chapter VI. The Essence of Reasoning"

An inference is a passage from one belief to another; but not every such passage is an inference. If noticing my ink is bluish, I cast my eye out of the window and my mind being awakened to color...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 05/03/2018
Quote from "Short Logic"

inference, or the conscious and controlled adoption of a belief as a consequence of other knowledge.

Manuscript | Posted 05/03/2018
Peirce, Charles S. (nd). Fragments [R]. MS [R] 1009

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 39 pp., excluding various calculations on verso of some pages.
Topics include: continuity and relativity; Anselm’s proof of God’s existence...

Article in Journal | Posted 04/02/2018
Auletta, Gennaro (2017). A Critical Examination of Peirce’s Theory of Natural Inferences
Peirce’s theory of inferences is scrutinized and shown that any inference needs to satisfy a logical principle. Moreover, it is shown there are here some flaws due to his basic view that we can...
Article in Journal | Posted 14/09/2017
O'Neill, L. J. (1998). Aspects of Peirce's Theory of Inference
Article in Journal | Posted 17/08/2017
Bellucci, Francesco (2016). Inferences from Signs: Peirce and the Recovery of the σημεῖον
In this article I connect Peirce's early logico-semiotic investigations (1865–1867) to the doctrine of sign-inference presented by Aristotle in the Prior Analytics. In section III I argue that...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 24/11/2015
Quote from "Fragments [R]"

An argumentation within one’s own mind, by which the thinker is more or less inclined to believe something, or by which he sees that something must be true, is called an...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 20/10/2015
Quote from "On the Algebra of Logic"

A cerebral habit of the highest kind, which will determine what we do in fancy as well as what we do in action, is called a belief. The representation to ourselves that we have a...

Manuscript | Posted 22/08/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1893). How to Reason: A Critick of Arguments. Advertisement [R]. MS [R] 398

A. MS., G-1893-5, pp. 1-11.
Only the last 4 paragraphs (pp. 10-11) published: Collected Papers, Vol. 8, pp. 278-279. Unpublished: a summary of CSP’s work in philosophy and logic which is...

Manuscript | Posted 22/08/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1893). How to Reason: A Critick of Arguments. Advertisement. MS [R] 397

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., G-1893-5, pp. 1-12.
Only the 1st paragraph of p. 1 was published: Collected Papers, Vol. 8, p. 278. Unpublished: a general summary of CSP’s work in...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 26/07/2015
Quote from "Review of William James's "The Principles of Psychology" (Part 2)"

…unconscious inference differs essentially from inference in the narrow sense, all our control over which depends upon this, that it involves a conscious, though it may be an indistinct, reference...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 26/07/2015
Quote from "Division III. Substantial Study of Logic. Chapter VI. The Essence of Reasoning"

…inference has at least two elements: the one is the suggestion of one idea by another according to the law of association, while the other is the carrying forward of the asserting element of...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 26/07/2015
Quote from "Some Consequences of Four Incapacities"

The association of ideas is said to proceed according to three principles – those of resemblance, of contiguity, and of causality. But it would be equally true to say that signs denote what they...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 26/07/2015
Quote from "Grand Logic: Book I. Of Reasoning in General. Introduction. The Association of Ideas"

When an idea bearing the stamp of experience suggests another, that other in many cases itself carries that same stamp, which is carried forward in suggestion and thus a derivative authority from...

Manuscript | Posted 23/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lecture I [R]. MS [R] 453

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, n.p., 1903, pp. 1-37.
Science hampered by the false notion that there is no distinction between good and bad reasoning. This notion related to...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 26/05/2014
Quote from "A Logical Critique of Essential Articles of Religious Faith"

The word Reasoning may be used as the name either of a mental action or of a mental occupation. In the latter sense, it is that occupation of the mind in which one casts about for arguments,...

Encyclopedia Article | Posted 13/10/2013
Chiasson, Phyllis: "Peirce and Educational Philosophy"

Embedded within Peirce’s complete body of work is a “design for thinking” that provides a sturdy foundation for the development of three important learning capabilities. These capabilities are 1)...

Encyclopedia Article | Posted 13/10/2013
Jappy, Antony: "Iconicity, Hypoiconicity"

Drawing on various aspects of Peirce’s philosophy, the article shows how iconicity and hypoiconicity are derived from a logic of the icon postulated in 1906. The first part deals with the nature...

Manuscript | Posted 05/05/2013
Peirce, Charles S. (1893-1895 [c.]). Division III. Substantial Study of Logic. Chapter VI. The Essence of Reasoning. MS [R] 409

From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., G-1893-5, pp. 85-141 (pp. sog, 130 missing), with 8 pp. of variants.
Published, in part, as 4.53-56 (but not all of 56) and 4.61-79 (...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 03/02/2013
Quote from "An Essay toward Improving Our Reasoning in Security and in Uberty"

When it happens that a new belief comes to one as consciously generated from a previous belief, - an event which can only occur in consequence of some third belief (stored...