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Digital Companion to C. S. Peirce



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26/09/2017 Representamen On the Logical Nature of the Proposition
26/09/2017 Sign On the Logical Nature of the Proposition
24/09/2017 Sign Notes on Topical Geometry
20/09/2017 Symbol Meaning Preface
20/09/2017 Immediate Object Letters to Paul Carus
20/09/2017 Sign Letters to William James
12/09/2017 Conduct Letters to F. C. S. Schiller
05/09/2017 Immediate Object Adirondack Summer School Lectures
05/09/2017 Real Object Adirondack Summer School Lectures
05/09/2017 Sign Adirondack Summer School Lectures

Some Wit, Wisdom & Bewilderment

The study of languages ought to be based upon a study of the necessary conditions to which signs must conform in order to fulfill their functions as signs. I have gradually been led to conclude that it is best to identify logic with this study, notwithstanding its thus being made to include something which has no bearing upon the strength of arguments. For there is but little of this superfluous matter, – too little to make a separate science of, – and it is needed for its linguistic and rhetorical applications, as well as having a value simply as truth; and a simpler unity is thus given to logic. I might, therefore, very well call it speculative semeiotic.
Reason's Conscience, 1904