Writings of Charles S. Peirce: A Chronological Edition

Writings of Charles S. Peirce: A Chronological Edition - Volume 8

1890–1892
Charles S. Peirce
Compiled by the Editors of the Peirce Edition Project
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/12/2009
Format: cloth 824 pages, 10 b&w illus., 3 maps
6.125 x 9.25 x 2.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-37208-6
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Volume 8 of this landmark edition follows Peirce from May 1890 through July 1892—a period of turmoil as his career unraveled at the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. The loss of his principal source of income meant the beginning of permanent penury and a lifelong struggle to find gainful employment. His key achievement during these years is his celebrated Monist metaphysical project, which consists of five classic articles on evolutionary cosmology. Also included are reviews and essays from The Nation in which Peirce critiques Paul Carus, William James, Auguste Comte, Cesare Lombroso, and Karl Pearson, and takes part in a famous dispute between Francis E. Abbot and Josiah Royce. Peirce's short philosophical essays, studies in non-Euclidean geometry and number theory, and his only known experiment in prose fiction complete his production during these years.

Peirce's 1883-1909 contributions to the
Century Dictionary form the content of volume 7 which is forthcoming.

Author Bio

The Peirce Edition Project, School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University Indianapolis, aims to produce a 30-volume edition of Peirce's writings from across the humanities and sciences.

Reviews

"For the first time we have available in an intelligible form the writings of one of the greatest philosophers of the past hundred years." —Times Literary Supplement

"Volume 8 of the Writings is a comprehensive and meticulously documented presentation of Peirce’s work during the years in question." —TRANSACTIONS C S PEIRCE SOC

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Chronology
Bibliographic Abbreviations in Editorial Matter
Introduction

1. Familiar Letters about the Art of Reasoning
2. Ribot's
Psychology of Attention
3. Six Lectures of Hints toward a Theory of the Universe
4. Sketch of a New Philosophy
5. [On Framing Philosophical Theories]
6. The Non-Euclidean Geometry Made Easy
7. Review of Jevons's
Pure Logic
8. Review of Carus's
Fundamental Problems
9. Review of Muir's The Theory of Determinants
10. Review of Fraser's Locke
11. [Notes on the First Issue of the Monist]
12. My Life
13. Note on Pythagorean Triangles
14. Hints toward the Invention of a Scale-Table
15. Logical Studies of the Theory of Numbers
16. Promptuarium of Analytical Geometry
17. Boolian Algebra
18. Boolian Alegebra. First Lection
19. Notes on the Question on the Existence of an External World
20. [Note on Kant's Refutation of Idealism]
21. [Notes on Consciousness]

The
Monist Metaphysical Project
22. The Architecture of Theories [Initial Version]
23. The Architecture of Theories
24. The Doctrine of Necessity Examined
25. The Law of Mind [Early Try]
26. The Law of Mind [Excursus on the Idea of Time]
27. The Law of Mind
28. [Notes for "Man's Glassy Essence"]
29. Man's Glassy Essence
30. Evolutionary Love

Studies on the Algebra of the Copula
31. [Deductions from a Definition of the Copula]
32. Algebra of the Copula [Version 1]
33. Algebra of the Copula [Version 2]
34. Examination of the Copula of Inclusion
35. On the Number of Dichotomous Divisions: A Problem in Permutations
36. Methods of Investigating the Constant of Space
37. James's
Psychology
38. [Morality and Church Creed]
39. Review of Spencer's
Essays
40. Abbot against Royce
41. Review of Chambers's
Pictorial Astronomy
42. [Lesson in Necessary Reasoning]
43. The Great Men of History
44. The Comtist Calendar
45. The Non-Euclidean Geometry
46. The Sciences in Their Order of Generality
47. The Man of Genius
48. The Periodic Law
49. Keppler
50. [Plan for a Scientific Dictionary]
51. Embroidered Thessaly
52. [Why Do We Punish Criminals?]
53. Review of Buckley's
Moral Teachings of Science
54. Review of Ridgeway's
The Origin of Metallic Currency
55. Review of Pearson's The Grammar of Science
56. Review of Curry's
The Province of Expression

Editorial Symbols
Annotations
Bibliography of Peirce's References
Chronological Catalog, May 1890–July 1892
Supplementary Catalog Entries

Essay on Editorial Theory and Method
Textual Apparatus: Headnotes, Textual Notes, Emendations, Rejected Substantives, Alterations, Line-End Hyphenation
Line-End Hyphenation in the Edition Text
Index
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