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ITEM — Box: 18 Identifier: MS Am 1632, (288)

Peirce, Charles S. (Charles Sanders), 1839-1914. Materials for Monist Article: The Consequences of Pragmaticism. Vols. I and II : autograph manuscript two notebooks (Vol. I and Vol. II), April 27, 1905 (the first date recorded) Digital

Dates

  • Creation: April 27, 1905 (the first date recorded)

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: closed for digitization.

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For all other material, there are no restrictions on physical access. Collection is open for research.

Extent

2 folder

Physical Location

b

General note

The material collected in both volumes is for the second article of the 1905-06 Monist series. Volume I: Critical Common-sensism. Pragmatism is regarded as a more critical version of a philosophy of common sense. The indubitability of propositions with indubitability associated with vagueness. The nature of doubt: the relationship of doubt to feeling, habit, and belief. The relationship of Critical Common-sensism and the normative sciences, and the relationships among the normative sciences. Volume II: Generality and vagueness. Concept of God is vague; Being of God is indefinite. Criticism of Kant: Kant is nothing but a somewhat confused pragmatist. Ethical and logical control compared. Pragmatism connected with real possibility, with pragmatism rendered intelligible by the assertion of real possibility. Pragmatism's relationship to the normative sciences. Existence and reality: Generals are real but nonexistent.

Repository Details

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