Keyword: Probability

Article in Journal | Posted 24/04/2019
Meier, Paul, Zabell, Sandy (1980). Benjamin Peirce and the Howland Will
The Howland will case is possibly the earliest instance in American law of the use of probabilistic and statistical evidence. Identifying 30 downstrokes in the signature of Sylvia Ann Howland,...
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., 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 Unpublished: a summary of CSP’s work in philosophy and logic which is...

Encyclopedia Article | Posted 18/02/2015
Fetzer, James: "Peirce and Propensities"

Peirce introduced a conception of probabilities as “would-be’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, G-1903-2a, pp. 2-130.
Published, in part, as 6.88-97 (pp. 8-62). Omitted: the relationship between logic and mathematics; independence of...

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. 1-9; 7-10 of another draft.
This manuscript should be compared with MS. 16, to which it bears a special similarity. See also MS. 250...

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, 5-9, 7-18, 18-20.
Several definitions of “mathematics,” including Aristotle’s and CSP’s. Mathematical proof and probable reasoning...

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. 1-18, with several alternative sections.
The contempt for...

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., G-c.1905-1, pp. 1-134 (p. 27 and pp. 109-120 missing), with 40 pp. Of variants and 1 p. (“Contents of G”).
Published, in part, as 2.755-772,...

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, G-1903-2a, pp. 2-92 (pagination is somewhat irregular but the text is continuous).
Volume I. Published, in part, as 5.590-...