Secondness

Keyword: Secondness


Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/08/2017
Quote from "The Logic Notebook"

Secondness is the Mode of Being of that which is such as it is relatively to a Second but regardless of any third. That makes it of a brute nature.

Manuscript | Posted 15/01/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1904). Firstness, Secondness, Thirdness, and the Reducibility of Fourthness [R]. MS [R] 914

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 5-8.
The nature of signs.

Dictionary Entry | Posted 07/01/2015
Quote from "Lowell Lectures on Some Topics of Logic Bearing on Questions Now Vexed. Part 1 of 3rd draught of 3rd Lecture"

I begin with the [element] which the rough and tumble of life renders most familiarly prominent. We are continually bumping up against hard fact. We expected one thing, or passively took it for...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 25/11/2014
Quote from "C.S.P.'s Lowell Lectures of 1903 2nd Draught of 3rd Lecture"

The second element is directly experienced in our sense of being here, in our sense of present fact, which is the experience of actual reaction with a non-ego. It consists...

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....

Dictionary Entry | Posted 16/09/2014
Quote from "The Logic Notebook"

In the contents of consciousness we recognize three sorts of elements, Firstness, Secondness, Thirdness. [—] What a Second is depends partly on another, but is regardless of any third, and thus of...

Manuscript | Posted 01/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1895 [c.]). On the Logic of Quantity. MS [R] 13

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1895], pp. 1-13; 7-12, with an alternative p. 8 of another draft.
The principal questions raised are these: Why mathematics always deals with a...

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...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/03/2013
Quote from "Letters to Lady Welby"

The type of an idea of Secondness is the experience of effort, prescinded from the idea of a purpose. It may be said that there is no such experience, that a purpose is always in view as long as...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/03/2013
Quote from "Letters to Lady Welby"

… I was long ago (1867) led, after only three or four years’ study, to throw all ideas into the three classes of Firstness, of Secondness, and of Thirdness. This sort of notion is as distasteful...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/03/2013
Quote from "A Guess at the Riddle"

The First is that whose being is simply in itself, not referring to anything nor lying behind anything. The Second is that which is what it is by force of something to...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/01/2013
Quote from "Lowell Lectures on Some Topics of Logic Bearing on Questions Now Vexed. Lecture III [R]"

Let us begin with considering actuality, and try to make out just what it consists in. If I ask you what the actuality of an event consists in, you will tell me that it consists in its happening...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/01/2013
Quote from "CSP's Lowell Lectures of 1903. 2nd Part of 3rd Draught of Lecture III"

As to Secondness, I have said that our only direct knowledge of it is in willing and in the experience of a perception. It is in willing that the Secondness comes out most strongly. But it is not...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/01/2013
Quote from "CSP's Lowell Lectures of 1903. 2nd Part of 3rd Draught of Lecture III"

Now we found the genuine and degenerate forms of Secondness by considering the full ideas of first and second. Then the genuine Secondness was found to be reaction, where first and second are both...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/01/2013
Quote from "Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism: Lecture III"

Category the Second has a Degenerate Form, in which there is Secondness indeed, but a weak or Secondary Secondness that is not in the pair in its own quality, but belongs to it only in a...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/01/2013
Quote from "Minute Logic: Chapter I. Intended Characters of this Treatise"

All experience compels your acknowledgment. What, then, is the fact that is present to you? Ask yourself: it is past. A fact is a fait accompli; its esse is in praeterito...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/01/2013
Quote from "A Guess at the Riddle"

Just as the first is not absolutely first if thought along with a second, so likewise to think the Second in its perfection we must banish every third. The Second is therefore the absolute last....

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/01/2013
Quote from "Pragmatism"

Careful analysis shows that to the three grades of valency of indecomposable concepts correspond three classes of characters or predicates. Firstly come ” firstnesses,” or positive internal...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/01/2013
Quote from "Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism: Lecture III"

Category the Second is the Idea of that which is such as it is as being Second to some First, regardless of anything else, and in particular regardless of any Law, although it may conform...

Manuscript | Posted 08/01/2013
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lowell Lectures on Some Topics of Logic Bearing on Questions Now Vexed. Lecture III [R]. MS [R] 460

From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, G-1903-2a, pp. 1-22.
Published, in part, as 1.15-26 (pp. 2-21). Gamma graphs, the third part of existential graphs, rendered...

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