Digital Companion to C. S. Peirce


12/10/2018 Elements Letters to Francis C. Russell
12/10/2018 Critic Letters to Francis C. Russell
12/10/2018 Methodeutic Letters to Francis C. Russell
10/10/2018 Science From Comte to Benjamin Kidd
08/10/2018 Logic Introductory Lecture on the Study of Logic
08/10/2018 Instinct Miscellaneous Fragments [R]
07/10/2018 Real Letters to F. C. S. Schiller
07/10/2018 Science Nominalism, Realism, and the Logic of Modern Science [R]
28/05/2018 Habit Meaning Pragmatism [R]
09/04/2018 Critic On Signs [R]

Some Wit, Wisdom & Bewilderment

Comte, Poincaré, and Karl Pearson take what they consider to be the first impressions of sense, but which are really nothing of the sort, but are percepts that are products of psychical operations, and they separate these from all the intellectual part of our knowledge, and arbitrarily call the first real and the second fictions. These two words real and fictive bear no significations whatever except as marks of good and bad. But the truth is that what they call bad or fictitious, or subjective, the intellectual part of our knowledge, comprises all that is valuable on its own account, while what they mark good, or real, or objective, is nothing but the pretty vessel that carries the precious thought.
Lowell Lectures, 1903