Article in Journal  Posted 02/02/2018
O'Neill, Len (1993). Peirce and the Nature of Evidence
Considers the claim that facts predicted by a hypothesis have strong evidential force, in relation to the predesignation principle of Charles S.Peirce. Problem faced by the Bayesian likelihood with...


Dictionary Entry  Posted 16/10/2015
Quote from "Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism: Lecture VI"
Probability applies to the question whether a specified kind of event will occur when certain predetermined conditions are fulfilled; and it is the ratio of the number of...


Dictionary Entry  Posted 16/10/2015
Quote from "Letters to Paul Carus"
None of the books contain a definition of mathematical probability (which is what I mean by “probability” however measured) which will hold water. For the sake of simplicity, I will define it in a...


Dictionary Entry  Posted 16/10/2015
Quote from "Note (Notes on Art. III) [R]"
…the kind of reasoning which creates likelihoods by virtue of observations may render a likelihood practically certain – as certain as that a stone let loose from the clutch will, under...


Dictionary Entry  Posted 16/10/2015
Quote from "The Doctrine of Chances"
As Locke says, the probable argument is “such as for the most part carries truth with it.”
According to this, that real and sensible difference between one degree of probability and another...


Manuscript  Posted 22/08/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1893). How to Reason: A Critick of Arguments. Advertisement [R]. MS [R] 398
A. MS., G18935, pp. 111.
Only the last 4 paragraphs (pp. 1011) published: Collected Papers, Vol. 8, pp. 278279. Unpublished: a summary of CSP’s work in philosophy and logic which is...
Logic of Relations, Syllogism, Inference, Reasoning, Diagram, Hegel, Objective Logic, Dialectic, Continuity, Georg Cantor, Infinitesimal, Probability, Proposition, Logical Proposition, Real Proposition, Long Run, Deduction, Abduction, Induction, Felix Klem, William James, Discontinuity, Francis Ellingwood Abbott, Realism


Encyclopedia Article  Posted 18/02/2015
Fetzer, James: "Peirce and Propensities"
Peirce introduced a conception of probabilities as “wouldbe’s” that are intensional, dispositional, directly related to the long run, and indirectly related to the single case. The most adquate...


Manuscript  Posted 11/01/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lowell Lectures. 1903. Sixth Lecture. Probability. MS [R] 472
Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., 2 notebooks, G19032a, pp. 2130.
Published, in part, as 6.8897 (pp. 862). Omitted: the relationship between logic and mathematics; independence of...
Metaphysics, Logic, Chance, Uniformity, Variety, Necessitarianism, Simon Newcomb, Law of Nature, Law, Evolution, St. Augustine, Boëthius, Cause, Fact, Aristotle, Hobbes, Leibniz, Kant, Existence, Duns Scotus, Thomas Reid, Past, Future, Time, Habit, Ignorance, Insurance, Diversity, Doctrine of Chances, Long Run, Denumeral Collection, Probability, Gregor Mendel, Pierre Simon Laplace, Ratio of Frequency, Hume, Miracle


Article in Journal  Posted 03/11/2014
Burch, Robert W. (2010). If Universes Were as Plenty as Blackberries: Peirce on Induction and Verisimilitude
The article discusses American philosopher Charles S. Peirce's thought on the relation of inductive inference to the concept of probability and likelihood. It describes the difference between...


Manuscript  Posted 08/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1895 [c.]). On the Logic of Quantity. MS [R] 17
Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1895], pp. 19; 710 of another draft.
This manuscript should be compared with MS. 16, to which it bears a special similarity. See also MS. 250...
Quantity, Mathematics, Hypothesis, Diagram, Scale of Quantity, Aristotle, Augustus De Morgan, William Hamilton, Euclid, Time, Space, Kant, Benjamin Peirce, George Chrystal, Perfect Knowledge, Definition, Science, Experience, Mathematical Hypothesis, Physical Hypothesis, Deductive Reasoning, Cognitive Experience, Emotional Experience, Probability, Feeling, Sensation, Precept, Observation, Relation, Intuition, Vividness, Instantaneous Photograph, Index, Assertion, Intuitional Diagram


Manuscript  Posted 08/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1895 [c.]). On the Logic of Quantity, and especially of Infinity. MS [R] 16
Robin Catalogue:
A. MS, n.p., [c.1895], pp. 1, 59, 718, 1820.
Several definitions of “mathematics,” including Aristotle’s and CSP’s. Mathematical proof and probable reasoning...
Mathematics, Aristotle, Mathematical Hypothesis, Diagrammatic Embodiment, Diagram, Inherential Diagram, Imputational Diagram, Probable Reasoning, Probability, Experience, Deductive Reasoning, Syllogism, Scale of Quantity, Hume, Contguity, Idea, Vividness, Dimness, Clustering of Ideas, Feeling, Consciousness of Duality, Perception, Imagination, Attention, Desire, Suggestiveness, Inner World, Outer World, Nature, Resemblance, Reason, Evolution of Forms, Metaphysics, Quality, Dual Relation, Mediation, Plural Relation, Sign, Representamen, Icon, Noumenon, Index, Symbol, Assertion, Definition, Familiarity, Clearness, Distinctness, Proper Name, Number, Will, Intuition


Manuscript  Posted 12/03/2013
Peirce, Charles S. (1911). A Logical Criticism of the Articles of Religious Belief. MS [R] 856
From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., 2 pp. of one of the alternative sections are dated April 5 and 7, 1911, pp. 118, with several alternative sections.
The contempt for...
Religion, Deduction, Induction, Retroduction, Reasoning, Critic, Existential Graph, Cut, Dot, Perception, First Impression of Sense, Logic, Free Will, Law, Law of Nature, Scientific Prejudice, Miracle, Probable Deduction, Probability, Graph, Euler's Graphs


Manuscript  Posted 03/02/2013
Peirce, Charles S. (1908 [c.]). A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God (G). MS [R] 842
From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., Gc.19051, pp. 1134 (p. 27 and pp. 109120 missing), with 40 pp. Of variants and 1 p. (“Contents of G”).
Published, in part, as 2.755772,...
Richard Whately, Logic, God, Humble Argument, Logical Critic, Belief, Cartesian Doubt, Doubt, Kepler, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Daniel Bernoulli, Robert Boyle, John Dalton, Instinct, Physical Science, Psychical Science, Mathematics, Retroduction, Icon, Index, Symbol, Induction, Deduction, Proper Name, Logistic Deduction, Syllogical Deduction, Definitory Deduction, Ratiocinative Deduction, Generalization, Choresy, Cyclosy, Periphraxy, Apeiry, Logical Analysis, Demonstration, Francis Bacon, Crude Induction, Quantitative Induction, Qualitative Induction, Karl Pearson, John Stuart Mill, Uniformity of Nature, Philodemus, Pierre Simon Laplace, Probability, Miracle, Law of Nature, Tychism, Edward Montgomery, Evolutionary Theory, Emanational Theory, Ogden Rood, Scholastic Realism, Rhema, Subject, Categorical Proposition


Manuscript  Posted 04/01/2013
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lowell Lectures on Some Topics of Logic Bearing on Questions Now Vexed. Eighth Lecture, Abduction. MS [R] 475
From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, G19032a, pp. 292 (pagination is somewhat irregular but the text is continuous).
Volume I. Published, in part, as 5.590...
Aristotle, Plato, Logic, Galileo, Tycho Brahe, Deduction, Induction, Abduction, George Boole, Copernicus, Probability, Doctrine of Chances, Verification, Poohpooh Argument, Descartes, Francis Bacon, Leibniz, Auguste Comte, Karl Pearson, First Impression of Sense, Percept, Ernst Mach, Economy of Research, Sensation, Il Lume Naturale

