Keyword: Infinitesimal

Article in Journal | Posted 16/09/2017
Herron, Timothy (1997). C. S. Peirce's Theories of Infinitesimals
Looks at the various attempts made by philosopher Charles S. Peirce at formulating a theory of infinitesimals. Comparison between the theories of Peirce and the modern versions of mathematical logic...
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 Unpublished: a summary of CSP’s work in philosophy and logic which is...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 20/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1901-02 [c.]). Attraction. MS [R] 50

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1901-02?], pp. 1-12, with a rejected p. 10.
Contents are similar to those of previous manuscript, but without the discussions of existence and...

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...

Monograph | Posted 30/04/2014
Buckley, Benjamin L. (2012). The Continuity Debate: Dedekind, Cantor, du Bois-Reymond, and Peirce on Continuity and Infinitesimals

The topic of this book is the historical struggle to define and defend a realnumber continuum which could do the work limit theory required of it. These definitions drew heavily on philosophical...