Nominalism

Keyword: Nominalism


Manuscript | Posted 28/05/2018
Peirce, Charles S. (1909). Meaning Pragmatism [R]. MS [R] 621

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., May 24-September 1, 1909, pp. 21-36.6, with 2 rejected pp.; plus pp. 37-42.
This manuscript continues p. 20 of MS. 620. The nominalism-realism...

Manuscript | Posted 28/02/2018
Peirce, Charles S. (1908). The First Part of An Apology for Pragmaticism. MS [R] 296

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1907-08 or 18 months after “Prolegomena”], pp. 1-14; 14-32, with p. 25 missing (but with no break in the text); pp. 7-16 of another draft; plus 24 pp...

Article in Journal | Posted 20/02/2018
Atkins, Richard K. (2017). Sensation, Nominalism, and the Elements of Experience
Charles Sanders Peirce and Maurice Merleau-Ponty raise the same objection to British empiricism: its foundational tenet–captured in Hume's Copy Principle, that all of our ideas are fainter...
Working Paper | Posted 06/02/2018
Potschka, Martin (2018). Peirce’s Concept of Abduction (Hypothesis Formation) across His Later Stages of Scholarly Life

The subject of this communication is Peirce’s ideas about abduction which is just one step in his larger scheme of evidence- based hypothetico-deductive epistemology. Since Peirce repeatedly...

Article in Journal | Posted 24/09/2017
De Waal, Cornelis (1996). The Real Issue Between Nominalism and Realism, Peirce and Berkeley Reconsidered
Focuses on the nominalism and realism issue as explained by philosophers Charles Peirce and George Berkeley. Nominalist conception of reality which relates cognition with the external world; Overview...
Article in Journal | Posted 14/09/2017
de Waal, Cornelis (1998). Peirce's Nominalist-Realist Distinction, an Untenable Dualism
Article in Journal | Posted 23/08/2017
Hookway, Christopher (1988). Pragmaticism and 'Kantian Realism'
Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Legg, Cathy (1999). Extension, Intension,and Dormitive Virtue
Examines whether philosopher Charles Pierce's logic was intensionalist or extensionalist. Distinction between an extensionalist and an intensionalist logic; Information on the method of...
Article in Journal | Posted 27/02/2016
Mayorga, Rosa (2004). The Hair: On the Difference between Peirce's Nominalism and His Realism
Discusses the difference between the realism thinking of philosophers Charles S. Peirce and Duns Scotus. Shifts on the thoughts of Peirce on Scotus' realism; Arguments on the stance of Peirce on...
Article in Journal | Posted 27/02/2016
Lane, Robert (2004). On Peirce's Early Realism
Addresses the anti-realist approach about generals and the intellectual development of scholar Charles Peirce. Attributes of realism and nominalism; Definition of scholastic realism; Discussion on...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/02/2016
Meyers, Robert G. (2005). Peirce's "Cheerful Hope" and the Varieties of Realism
Explores the theory on nominalism and realism of philosopher Charles S. Peirce. Views of Peirce on the philosophical concepts; Stages that led to the development of the philosopher's pragmatism...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/02/2016
Stern, Robert (2005). Peirce on Hegel: Nominalist or Realist?
Deals with author Charles S. Peirce's criticism that philosopher Georg W. F. Hegel was a nominalist. Enthusiasm of Hegel for Thirdness; Significance of Thirdness in Peirce's sense; Position...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 12/11/2015
Quote from "Chapter II: The Categories"

The whole endeavor to deny the irreducibility of triadic facts may be termed Nominalism. Strictly speaking, what the nominalists deny is the real existence of anything...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 12/11/2015
Quote from "Sketch of Dichotomic Mathematics"

It may be remarked that if, as I hold, there are three categories, Form, Matter, and Entelechy, then there will naturally be seven schools of philosophy; that which recognizes Form alone, that...

Manuscript | Posted 23/10/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1909). Meaning Pragmatism [R]. MS [R] 623

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., G-1909-1, June 5-7, 1909, pp. 43-50.
Published, in part, as 1.27 (pp. 48-50). Unpublished: an historical explanation of the popularity of nominalism in...

Manuscript | Posted 08/07/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lecture VII [R]. MS [R] 474

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, n.p., 1903, pp. 96-152.
Volume II of the Seventh Lecture. Law, uniformity, and variety. Critical comments on Mill’s views on the uniformity of...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 03/04/2015
Quote from "Chapter IV. Of Reality"

The reality must be connected with [the] chain of reasoning at one or other extremity. According as we place it at one end or the other, we have realism or nominalism.

The reality must be...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 03/04/2015
Quote from "Fraser's The Works of George Berkeley"

Nominalism […] appears in psychology as sensationalism; for nominalism arises from taking that view of reality which regards whatever is in thought as caused by something...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 03/04/2015
Quote from "On Reality [W]"

The realistic view emphasizes particularly the permanence and fixity of reality; the nominalistic view emphasizes its externality.

Dictionary Entry | Posted 03/04/2015
Quote from "Cambridge Lectures on Reasoning and the Logic of Things: Detached Ideas on Vitally Important Topics. Lecture II"

Roughly speaking, the nominalists conceived the general element of cognition to be merely a convenience for understanding this and that fact and to amount to nothing except for cognition...

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