Keyword: Belief

Manuscript | Posted 12/03/2018
Peirce, Charles S. (1910 [c.]). On the Three Kinds of Reasoning [R]. MS [R] 755

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-19, 9-23, with variants.
Drafts of beginning of CSP’s “Little Book on Religion,” c.1911: natural gift of understanding, common sense...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 12/03/2018
Quote from "Hume's Argument against Miracles, and the Idea of Natural Law (Hume)"

A state of belief is when a man has a habit, knows he has it, and is satisfied with having it. [—] A man believes in a proposition when he is, and knows he is, and is satisfied to be in...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 06/03/2018
Quote from "Division III. Substantial Study of Logic. Chapter VI. The Essence of Reasoning"

A belief is a habit; but it is a habit of which we are conscious.

Article in Journal | Posted 02/02/2018
Hookway, Christopher (1993). Belief, Confidence and the Method of Science
Focuses on the claim of philosopher Charles Peirce that it was unscientific and improper for investigators to believe scientific results. Purpose of denying the autonomy of theoretical science;...
Article in Journal | Posted 08/10/2017
Staab, Janice M. (1994). The Laboratory-Trained Believer: Peirce on the Scientific Character of Belief
Discusses the theories of philosopher Charles S. Peirce on the scientific nature of belief. Analysis of several categories of believers according to Peirce; Views of Peirce on theological science;...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 17/08/2017
Quote from "Reason's Rules"

A belief is of the nature of a habit; for a belief is a rule so impressed upon a man’s nature that he will act according to it when he acts deliberately and the proposition...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 15/08/2017
Quote from "Reason's Rules"

A state of belief may be very unhappy in consequence of the character of the proposition believed. But it is a state in which the stimulus of doubt is allayed, and...

Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Kappner, Stefan (2000). Why Should We Adopt the Scientific Method? A Response to Misak's Interpolation of Peirce's Concept Belief
Examines several methods of inquiry distinguished by Charles S. Peirce and explores his reasons in favor of the scientific method. Methods of fixing belief; Phenomenon of force or compulsion in the...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Tiller, Glenn (2002). Peirce and Santayana: Pragmatism and the Belief in Substance
Talks about pragmatism and belief in substance from the views of philosophers Charles Peirce and George Santayana. Differences on the approach of the two on philosophy; Definition of knowledge;...
Article in Journal | Posted 20/12/2016
Gaultier, Benoit (2016). On Peirce's Claim that Belief Should Be Banished from Science
In this article I examine the ground and validity of Peirce's claim that 'belief has no place in science'. Contrary to the general view, such a claim should not be understood as merely...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 07/03/2016
Quote from "The Fourth Curiosity"

…as a pragmaticist I hold a belief to be a determination of a person such that under certain conceivable experiential circumstances he would be led by it to act in a...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 06/03/2016
Quote from "Letter to J. H. Kehler"

believing, real genuine belief, consists in a habit with which one is contented and which one usually recognizes (though not always)[,], this habit consisting in the general...

Article in Journal | Posted 13/02/2016
Pitt, Joseph C. (2005). Hume and Peirce on Belief, Or, Why Belief Should Not be Considered an Epistemic Category
Explores the role of belief in connecting knowledge to action. Views of philosophers David Hume and Charles Peirce on the nature and role of belief; Consequences of considering the causal role of...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/02/2016
Robin, Richard S. (2006). Lewis, Peirce, and the Complexity of Classical Pragmatism
The article explores what divides the works and concepts of two philosophers C. I. Lewis and Charles Peirce on the subject of classical pragmatism. The received view of Lewis' epistemology is...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 20/10/2015
Quote from "On the Algebra of Logic"

A cerebral habit of the highest kind, which will determine what we do in fancy as well as what we do in action, is called a belief.

Dictionary Entry | Posted 20/10/2015
Quote from "Chapter V. That the significance of thought lies in its reference to the future"

A belief is an habitual connection of ideas. For example, to say that I believe prussic acid is a poison is to say that when the idea of drinking it occurs to me,...

Article in Journal | Posted 06/10/2015
Atkins, Richard K. (2015). Peirce's 'Paradoxical Irradiations" and James's The Will to Believe
Peirce's lecture "Philosophy and the Conduct of Life" has been especially vexing to Peirce scholars. Some have criticized it as a lapse of good sense whereas others have defended it....
Dictionary Entry | Posted 06/09/2015
Quote from "Hume's Argument against Miracles, and the Idea of Natural Law (Hume)"

A state of belief in a proposition is such a state that the believer would on every pertinent occasion act according to the logical consequence of that proposition...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 05/09/2015
Quote from "Sketch of Dichotomic Mathematics"

Belief does not principally consist in any particular act of thought, but in a habit of thought and a conduct. A man does not necessarily believe what he...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 24/08/2015
Quote from "Grand Logic 1893: Division III. Substantial Study of Logic Chapter VI. The Essence of Reasoning"

a belief is a controlled habit. Being formed, or continued, under control, there is an expectation and hope that it will last. Under the rational method of fixing...