Keyword: Concept

Article in Journal | Posted 24/06/2019
Viola, Tullio (2019). From Vague Symbols to Contested Concepts: Peirce, W. B. Gallie, and History
This article explores Walter Bryce Gallie's notion of “essentially contested concepts” from a viewpoint that has hitherto been neglected, namely its relation to the philosophy of Charles S....
Article in Journal | Posted 29/07/2018
Cuccio, Valentina, Gallese, Vittorio (2018). A Peircean account of concepts: grounding abstraction in phylogeny through a comparative neuroscientific perspective
The nature of concepts has always been a hotly debated topic in both philosophy and psychology and, more recently, also in cognitive neuroscience. Different accounts have been proposed of what...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 19/03/2018
Quote from "Draft of Nichols Review [C]"

…when a philosopher speaks of the ‘concept’ of matter, or the ‘concept’ of cause, or any other ‘concept,’ what he means by a ‘concept’ is a word or other legisign.

Manuscript | Posted 28/02/2018
Peirce, Charles S. (1908). The First Part of An Apology for Pragmaticism. MS [R] 296

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1907-08 or 18 months after “Prolegomena”], pp. 1-14; 14-32, with p. 25 missing (but with no break in the text); pp. 7-16 of another draft; plus 24 pp...

Article in Journal | Posted 02/02/2018
Olshewsky, Thomas (1993). Peirce's Antifoundationalism
Focuses on the role of philosopher Charles Peirce in post-structuralism. Peirce's semiotic notion of a representamen; Background on his theory of signs; Meaning of a concept.
Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Hookway, Christopher (2002). "...a sort of composite photograph": Pragmatism, Ideas, and Schematism
Examines a selection of passages in which Charles Peirce uses the concept of a composite photograph in order to explain the nature of how general terms and concepts function. Role of the concept in...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 04/03/2016
Quote from "Grand Logic 1893: The Art of Reasoning. Chapter II. What is a Sign?"

We think only in signs. These mental signs are of mixed nature; the symbol-parts of them are called concepts. If a man makes a new symbol, it is by thoughts...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 24/11/2015
Quote from "Fragments [R]"

All signs are divided by the logicians into names, propositions, and argumentations. A mental name, or what one thinks when one thinks of the meaning of a name, is called a...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 26/10/2015
Quote from "Grand Logic 1893: Division III. Substantial Study of Logic Chapter VI. The Essence of Reasoning"

A concept is not a mere jumble of particulars, – that is only its crudest species. A concept is the living influence upon us of a diagram, or icon, with...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 23/10/2015
Quote from "The Basis of Pragmaticism"

A concept is a symbol present to the imagination, – that is, more correctly speaking, of which a particular instance might be present to the imagination.

Dictionary Entry | Posted 19/10/2015
Quote from "Prag [R]"

A concept […] is a mental sign, and as such, is an intermediary whereby the object that it represents into some sort of correspondence with which it is moulded, can come to determine that effect,...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 14/10/2015
Quote from "Pragmatism"

Concepts are mental habits; habits formed by exercise of the imagination.

Dictionary Entry | Posted 06/06/2014
Quote from "Draft of Nichols Review [C]"

The word pragmatism was invented to express a certain maxim of logic, which, as was shown at its first enouncement, involves a whole system of philosophy. The maxim is intended to furnish...

Manuscript | Posted 05/05/2013
Peirce, Charles S. (1893-1895 [c.]). Division III. Substantial Study of Logic. Chapter VI. The Essence of Reasoning. MS [R] 409

From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., G-1893-5, pp. 85-141 (pp. sog, 130 missing), with 8 pp. of variants.
Published, in part, as 4.53-56 (but not all of 56) and 4.61-79 (...

Manuscript | Posted 25/11/2012
Peirce, Charles S. (1908). The Bed-Rock Beneath Pragmaticism. MS [R] 300

From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., G-1905-1e, pp. 1-65; 33-40; 38-41; 37-38; 40-43.7; plus 64 pp. of fragments running brokenly from p. 1 to p. 60.
This was to have...