An introduction to Peirce's philosophy, interpreted as a system by James Feibleman, with a foreword by Bertrand Russell.

New York, London, Harper and Brothers [1946] .

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Subjects Peirce, Charles S. (Charles Sanders), 1839-1914.
Description xx, 503 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1946]
Notes "First edition."
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part one. Toward an understanding of Peirce -- Chapter 1. The historical development of Pierce the individual -- A. The historical setting -- i. The culture of Boston -- ii. Peirce's father -- B. The preparation -- i. Childhood -- ii. Education and marriage -- C. The career ripens -- D. The struggle -- E. The successful failure -- i. The recording -- ii. Last years -- Chapter 2. The logical development of Peirce's thought -- A. The stimulus of Kant -- i. The architectonic of philosophy -- ii. The logical basis of metaphysics -- iii. The limits of rationalism -- iv. The limits of empiricism -- volume The unity of logic and experience -- vi. The logical character of action -- B. The practice of physical science -- i. The relation of science to metaphysics -- ii. The logical method of Science -- iii. The realistic character of Science -- iv. The Science of philosophy -- volume The relation of Science to religion -- vi. Science as process and aim -- C. The adoption of Duns Scotus -- i. Philosophy as a separate Science -- ii. The support of reason by faith -- iii. The doctrine of universals -- iv. Individuality versus matter -- volume Primacy of the will -- D. The lesson of Darwin -- i. The meaning of Darwinism -- ii. The modification of Aristotelianism -- iii. The shortcomings of nominalism -- iv. The extension of natural selection -- E. The revolt against Descartes -- i. Against false scepticism -- ii. Against the primacy of Consciousness -- iii. Against the mystery of faith -- iv. Against the method of single inference -- volume The general scheme -- Part two. A system of Peirce's philosophy -- Chapter 3. Logic -- A. The foundations of logic -- i. Classical theories -- ii. Peirce's theory -- B. Speculative grammar -- i. The formal doctrine of Semiotic -- ii. Signs and terms -- iii. Signs and propositions.
B. Cosmogony -- i. The original chaos -- ii. Theory of universal origins -- C. The cosmological categories -- i. Tychism -- ii. Agapism -- iii. Synechism -- D. Conclusions -- i. Mind and matter -- ii. The existential universe and beyond -- iii. Summary of the chapter -- Chapter 12. Theology -- A. Religion and philosophy -- i. From metaphysics -- ii. From ethics and other topics -- B. The sensible heart -- i. The nature of God -- ii. Musement -- iii. Evolutionary love -- C. Religion and Science -- i. The challenge of Science -- ii. Free will -- iii. Immortality -- iv. Miracles -- D. Religion today -- i. The problem of the Church -- ii. Summary of the chapter -- Part three. Peirce's place in the history of philosophy -- Chapter 13. Realism from Plato to Peirce -- A. Plato and the tradition of classic realism -- i. The three philosophies -- ii. From Speusippus to Hume -- B. Reid and the origins of modern realism -- i. From Hume to Reid -- ii. From Reid to Peirce -- C. Whitehead and the contemporary realism -- Chapter 14. The early history of Peirce's influence -- A. An estimate and a hope -- B. The influence of Peirce on his contemporaries -- i. On Jame's pragmatism -- ii. On Royce's idealism -- iii. On Dewey's logic of inquiry -- C. Recent influences -- i. On the positivists -- ii. On the realists -- D. Conclusion.
ii. The law of mind -- iii. Summary of the chapter -- Chapter 7. Methodology -- A. Philosophical method in general -- i. The approach to philosophy -- ii. Philosophical beginnings -- iii. Iinquiry -- iv. Classification and system -- volume Theory and practice -- B. Philosophical method in particular : pragmatism -- i. From logic to the principle of conduct -- ii. From metaphysics -- iii. From psychology -- iv. The definition and explanation of pragmatism -- volume History of the pragmatic idea -- C. Pragmaticism and critical common-sensism -- i. Some subsequent misunderstandings -- ii. Pragmaticism requires realism -- iii. Critical common-sensism -- iv. Summary of the chapter -- Chapter 8. Science -- A. Philosophical presuppositions -- i. From logic to science -- ii. From metaphysics -- iii. From psychology -- iv. From methodology -- B. Science in general -- i. The essence of science -- ii. Classification and system of the sciences -- iii. The leading conceptions -- C. Scientific method -- i. The role of the Scientist -- ii. The principles of inquiry -- iii. The logic of Scientific investigation -- D. The Special sciences -- i. Mathematics -- ii. Physics -- iii. Biology -- iv. Social Science -- volume Summary of the chapter -- Chapter 9. Ethics -- A. Philosophy and ethics -- i. From logic -- ii. From metaphysics -- iii. From psychology -- iv. From Methodology -- B. Pure ethics -- i. Definition and aims -- ii. Problems and methods -- iii. The meaning of practice -- C. Practical ethics -- i. The transition to morality -- ii. The practice of meaning -- iii. The unlimited community -- iv. Summary of the chapter -- Chapter 10. Aesthetics -- A. Philosophy and aesthetics -- i. The problem of aesthetics -- ii. Aesthetics as a normative science -- B. The theory of aesthetics -- i. The theory of beauty -- ii. Aesthetics as exact science -- iii. Summary of the chapter -- Chapter 11. Cosmology -- A. Introduction -- i. From logic -- ii. From metaphysics.
iv. The nature of propositions -- volume Aristotle's three laws -- vi. The logic of relatives -- C. Critical logic -- i. Signs and the syllogism -- ii. Elements of the Syllogism -- iii. Deduction, induction, abduction -- iv. Probability -- D. Speculative rhetoric -- i. The process of communication -- ii. The force of meaning -- iii. The method of discovery -- iv. Summary of the chapter -- Chapter 4. Metaphysics : ontology -- A. Phenomenology -- i. Purpose and definition -- ii. The Phaneron -- iii. Logical implications -- B. The phenomenological categories -- i. Firstness -- ii. Secondness -- iii. Thirdness -- C. Metaphysics -- i. Realism versus Nominalism -- ii. The nature of reality -- D. The metaphysical categories -- i. The modes of being -- ii. The modes of existence -- iii. Summary of the chapter -- Chapter 5. Metaphysics : epistemology -- A. The foundations of knowledge -- i. From logic to knowing -- ii. From phenomenology to experience -- iii. From ontology to knowledge -- B. The process of knowing -- i. Nature of the knowable -- ii. Perceptual judgment -- iii. The function of cognition -- C. Truth and falsity -- i. The status of knowledge -- ii. Falsity -- iii. The truth -- iv. Summary of the chapter -- Chapter 6. Psychology -- A. Philosophy and psychology -- i. From logic to psychology -- ii. From ontology -- iii. From epistemology -- iv. The nature of mind -- B. Feelings -- i. The basis of feeling -- ii. Consciousness and introspection -- iii. Pure perception -- C. Sensations of reaction -- i. Habit -- ii. Belief and doubt -- iii. Instinct -- iv. Desire and volition -- volume Imagination and memory -- vi. Emotion -- D. General conceptions -- i. Ideas : judgment and cognition -- ii. Thought -- iii. Reasoning -- iv. Unconscious thought and the soul -- E. General conclusions -- i. Personality.
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