Keyword: 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 "A draft of a review of Herbert Nichols' A Treatise on Cosmology, Vol. 1 [CP]"

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 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...