Keyword: Possibility

Dictionary Entry | Posted 14/08/2017
Quote from "Reason's Rules"

The possible is that which in a given state of information is not known not to be true.

Dictionary Entry | Posted 11/08/2017
Quote from "Possibility, Impossibility, and Possible"

The term is used to express a variety of meanings which, although distinct in themselves, yet flow readily into one another. These meanings may best be grouped according as they have (1) an...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 11/08/2017
Quote from "The Logic of Relatives"

I formerly defined the possible as that which in a given state of information (real or feigned) we do not know not to be true. But this definition today seems to me only a twisted phrase which, by...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 11/08/2017
Quote from "The Regenerated Logic"

possibility may be understood in many senses; but they may all be embraced under the definition that that is possible which, in a certain state of information, is...

Article in Journal | Posted 18/01/2016
Morgan, Charles G. (1979). Modality, Analogy, and Ideal Experiments according to C. S. Peirce
Dictionary Entry | Posted 24/11/2015
Quote from "The Branches of Geometry; Existential Graphs [R]"

We certainly have the notion of objective possibility, whether there be such a thing or not. It may be defined as that mode of being which is not subject to the principle...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 20/08/2015
Quote from "Mems for 8 Lectures"

A possibility of some sort is […] a particular tinge of consciousness. I do not say that possibility is a consciousness exactly but the tinge of...

Manuscript | Posted 20/08/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1897-8). Mems for 8 Lectures. MS [R] 945

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 2 pp.
The freedom of unbounded possibility (before time and space were organized). The nothing of the not yet being distinguished from the...

Manuscript | Posted 19/01/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1902 [c.]). Reason's Rules. MS [R] 599

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1902], pp. 4-45, 31-42, and 8 pp. of fragments.
The nature of a sign. Propositions as the significations of signs which represent that some...

Manuscript | Posted 11/01/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lecture V [R]. MS [R] 471

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, n.p., 1903, 10 pp.
On multitude and collection.

Manuscript | Posted 07/01/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Useful for 3rd or 4th?. MS [R] 466

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, n.p., 1903, pp. 1-28, unfinished, with two p. 19’s, both of which leave text intact.
Mathematics and logic; existential graphs introduced...

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....

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...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 22/09/2014
Quote from "Issues of Pragmaticism"

Restricting the word to its characteristic applicability, a state of things has the Modality of the possible – that is, of the merely possible – only in case the...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 22/09/2014
Quote from "The Bed-Rock Beneath Pragmaticism"

...the Possible is an ingredient of the Truth which, in consequence of its vagueness, must remain a thought and can never be more than an idea except by taking on a...

Manuscript | Posted 09/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1903 [c.]). The Theory of Multitude. MS [R] 24

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1903], pp. 1-3; 3-4 of another draft.
“Multitude” defined in terms of collection, followed by a pragmatistic definition of “collection.”

Manuscript | Posted 11/06/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1897-8). Abstracts of 8 Lectures. MS [R] 942

From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-33, incomplete, with variants and a single sheet entitled “Bifaria for 8 Lectures” (B8). The bare nothing of possibility logically...

Encyclopedia Article | Posted 05/01/2014
Rosenthal, Sandra: "Firstness and the Collapse of Universals"

Firstness is the most neglected of Peirce’s categories, and is frequently held to be either elusive or inherently inconsistent. Yet, one’s implicit understanding of Firstness guides the kind of...

Manuscript | Posted 04/02/2013
Peirce, Charles S. (1895 [c.]). On Quantity, with special reference to Collectional and Mathematical Infinity. MS [R] 15

From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1895], pp. 1-29, incomplete.
Same questions raised as in MS. 14. “Mathematics” defined, with extended comments on the divisions of the...

Encyclopedia Article | Posted 10/01/2013
Rosenthal, Sandra: "World and Its Bi-Polar Dimensions"

Peirce never explicitly clarifies his understanding of “the real world,” though he refers to it frequently throughout his writings. This lack can well go unremarked, for it is a common sense term...