Keyword: Doubt

Article in Journal | Posted 17/01/2018
Girel, Mathias (2013). From Doubt to its Social Articulation: Pragmatist Insights
In addition to providing a rebuttal of the “paper-doubts” of the would-be skeptic, pragmatists have also been quite responsive to the social dimensions of doubt. This is true concerning the causes of...
Article in Journal | Posted 08/10/2017
Floridi, Luciano (1994). Scepticism and the Search for Knowledge: a Peirceish Answer to a Kantian Doubt
Argues that philosopher C.S. Peirce's interpretation of the genesis of the search for knowledge can provide a winning strategy with respect to the sceptical problem. Origin of man's search...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 15/08/2017
Quote from "Reason's Rules"

The state of doubt is a state of indeterminacy between two propositions. It is unsatisfactory. It is a state of stimulation, accompanied by a peculiar feeling.

Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Friedman, Lesley (1999). Doubt & Inquiry: Peirce and Descartes Revisited
Analyzes Charles Peirce's objections to Rene Descartes' Method of Doubt. Procedures involved in Descartes' method; Objections of Peirce to Cartesian Doubt.
Article in Journal | Posted 21/04/2016
Burgh, Gilbert, Thornton, Simone (2016). Lucid education: resisting resistance to inquiry
Within the community of inquiry literature, the absence of the notion of genuine doubt is notable in spite of its pragmatic roots in the philosophy of Charles Saunders Peirce, for whom the notion was...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 19/10/2015
Quote from "Reasoning [R]"

a doubt is a real state of dissatisfaction; and the common practice of making believe to doubt, and then offering considerations to appease that make-believe doubt...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 05/09/2015
Quote from "Materials for Monist Article: The Consequences of Pragmaticism. Vols. I and II [R]"

Doubt is a state of mind characterized by a feeling of uneasiness. Nevertheless, we cannot from a logical, and especially from a pragmaticistical point of view,...

Manuscript | Posted 12/05/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1905-06 [c.]). Chapter III. The Nature of Logical Inquiry. MS [R] 606

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [1905-06?], pp. 1-29, with 2 pp. of variants.
“Maiotic” method of Socrates. The Athenian Schools and the emergence of Aristotle. Why the logical...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 13/01/2015
Quote from "A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God (G)"

…belief is essentially satisfactory; and the state of Cartesian doubt is mere pretence or self-deception. For real doubt is most distressing, and nobody can pass from the naturally satisfied state...

Manuscript | Posted 23/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lecture I [R]. MS [R] 453

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, n.p., 1903, pp. 1-37.
Science hampered by the false notion that there is no distinction between good and bad reasoning. This notion related to...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 22/09/2014
Quote from "The Bed-Rock Beneath Pragmaticism"

Very ignorant persons confound doubt with disbelief. Many others think simple unbelief constitutes doubt. What “doubt” really denotes is to be insupportably discontent to...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 24/06/2014
Quote from "Carnegie Institution Correspondence"

A belief is chiefly an affair of the soul, not of the consciousness; a doubt, on the contrary, is chiefly an affair of consciousness. It is an uneasy feeling, a special...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 26/05/2014
Quote from "A Logical Critique of Essential Articles of Religious Faith"

Genuine doubt is a state of mind so distressing that many persons cannot support it long. If I may be allowed to use the word “Habit” to denote any state of mind by virtue of which a person would...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 24/05/2014
Quote from "Pragmatism, Prag"

Every decent house dog has been taught beliefs that appear to have no application to the wild state of the dog; and yet your trained dog has not, I guess, been observed to have passed through a...

News | Posted 24/06/2013
Pragmatism and the Social Dimensions of Doubt: Fresh Perspectives

Call for papers for a special issue of the European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy.

Guest editor: Mathias Girel (Ecole normale supérieure, Paris)


Encyclopedia Article | Posted 06/05/2013
Rosenthal, Sandra: "The Percipuum and the Issue of Foundations"

A good deal of attention is beginning to be focused on Peirce’s understanding of perceptual judgments and the issue of foundations, and ultimately the nature of the percipuum is central to this...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 20/03/2013
Quote from "What Pragmatism Is"

Philosophers of very diverse stripes propose that philosophy shall take its start from one or another state of mind in which no man, least of all a beginner in philosophy, actually is. One...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 19/03/2013
Quote from "How to Make Our Ideas Clear"

… the action of thought is excited by the irritation of doubt, and ceases when belief is attained; so that the production of belief is the sole function of thought. All these words, however, are...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 19/03/2013
Quote from "The Fixation of Belief"

We generally know when we wish to ask a question and when we wish to pronounce a judgment, for there is a dissimilarity between the sensation of doubting and that of believing.

But this is...

Manuscript | Posted 03/02/2013
Peirce, Charles S. (1908 [c.]). A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God (G). MS [R] 842

From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., G-c.1905-1, pp. 1-134 (p. 27 and pp. 109-120 missing), with 40 pp. Of variants and 1 p. (“Contents of G”).
Published, in part, as 2.755-772,...