Keyword: Postulate

Dictionary Entry | Posted 20/11/2015
Quote from "Sketch of Dichotomic Mathematics"

A Postulate would be a proposition necessary as a premiss for a course of deductive reasoning and predicating a contingent character of the hypothetical subject of...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 12/11/2015
Quote from "New Elements (Kaina stoiceia)"

A postulate is an initial hypothesis in general terms. It may be arbitrarily assumed provided that (the definitions being accepted) it does not conflict...

Manuscript | Posted 09/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1897 [c.]). On Multitude. MS [R] 26
Manuscript | Posted 31/08/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1904). Dichotomic Mathematics. MS [R] 5

From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1903?], pp. 1-4, 1-3, 2-9, 6-11, 6-8, 10, 16-7, 45-46, with 22 pp. belonging to other drafts.
Similar in content to MS. 4,...

Manuscript | Posted 28/08/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1904). Sketch of Dichotomic Mathematics. MS [R] 4

A. MS., n.p., [c.1903?], pp. 1-52 (p. 25 missing), with 11 pp. of variants.
Nominal and real definitions; definition of terms, e.g., “postulate,” “axiom,” “corrollary,” “theorem,” which are...

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...