Firstness

Keyword: Firstness


Dictionary Entry | Posted 10/08/2017
Quote from "Definitions for Baldwin's Dictionary [R]"

firstness, n.
1. The ordinal position of the first member of a series.
2. The mode of being of that which is whatever it is positively and regardless...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/08/2017
Quote from "The Logic Notebook"

Firstness is the Mode of Being of that which is such as it is positively and regardless of anything else. It is thus an abstract possibility, It can...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 25/11/2014
Quote from "C.S.P.'s Lowell Lectures of 1903 2nd Draught of 3rd Lecture"

Three kinds of elements can be discerned in whatever comes before the mind. The first is the element of Quality, such, for example, as Red; and including all the positive suchness of the idea in...

Manuscript | Posted 25/11/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). C.S.P.'s Lowell Lectures of 1903 2nd Draught of 3rd Lecture. MS [R] 462

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., October 5, 1903, pp. 2-88 (pagination by even numbers only), incomplete.
Alpha part of existential graphs: permissible operations. The Beta part....

Article in Journal | Posted 25/11/2014
Dea, Shannon (2008). Firstness, Evolution and the Absolute in Peirce's Spinoza
The article presents an analysis on whether or not philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce considered the possibility that philosopher Benedictus Spinoza's metaphysics includes ontological Firstness...
Article in Journal | Posted 23/11/2014
Ostdiek, Gerald (2014). The Manufacture of Chance: Firstness as a Fixture of Life
Whereas Peirce’s logic (and belief therein) drove him to postulate a primitive sentiency of physical matter, this essay argues that life exhibits behavior that is radically discontinuous from its...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 16/09/2014
Quote from "The Logic Notebook"

In the contents of consciousness we recognize three sorts of elements, Firstness, Secondness, Thirdness. A First is whatever it is in itself regardless of all else whether exterior to it or parts...

Manuscript | Posted 01/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1895 [c.]). On the Logic of Quantity. MS [R] 13

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1895], pp. 1-13; 7-12, with an alternative p. 8 of another draft.
The principal questions raised are these: Why mathematics always deals with a...

Manuscript | Posted 11/06/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1897-8). Abstracts of 8 Lectures. MS [R] 942

From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-33, incomplete, with variants and a single sheet entitled “Bifaria for 8 Lectures” (B8). The bare nothing of possibility logically...

Encyclopedia Article | Posted 05/01/2014
Rosenthal, Sandra: "Firstness and the Collapse of Universals"

Firstness is the most neglected of Peirce’s categories, and is frequently held to be either elusive or inherently inconsistent. Yet, one’s implicit understanding of Firstness guides the kind of...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 07/04/2013
Quote from "The List of Categories: A Second Essay"

The idea of First is predominant in the ideas of freshness, life, freedom. The free is that which has not another behind it, determining its actions; but so far as the idea of the negation of...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 07/04/2013
Quote from "Letters to Lady Welby"

… I was long ago (1867) led, after only three or four years’ study, to throw all ideas into the three classes of Firstness, of Secondness, and of Thirdness. This sort of notion is as distasteful...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 07/04/2013
Quote from "Letters to Lady Welby"

The typical ideas of firstness are qualities of feeling, or mere appearances. The scarlet of your royal liveries, the quality itself, independently of its being perceived or remembered, is an...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/01/2013
Quote from "Pragmatism"

Careful analysis shows that to the three grades of valency of indecomposable concepts correspond three classes of characters or predicates. Firstly come ” firstnesses,” or positive internal...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/01/2013
Quote from "Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism: Lecture III"

Category the First is the Idea of that which is such as it is regardless of anything else. That is to say, it is a Quality of Feeling. […]

Category...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 08/01/2013
Quote from "Lowell Lectures on Some Topics of Logic Bearing on Questions Now Vexed. Lecture III [R]"

Firstness is the mode of being which consists in its subject’s being positively such as it is regardless of aught else. That can only be a possibility. For as long...

Manuscript | Posted 08/01/2013
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lowell Lectures on Some Topics of Logic Bearing on Questions Now Vexed. Lecture III [R]. MS [R] 460

From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, G-1903-2a, pp. 1-22.
Published, in part, as 1.15-26 (pp. 2-21). Gamma graphs, the third part of existential graphs, rendered...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 08/01/2013
Quote from "Lowell Lectures on Some Topics of Logic Bearing on Questions Now Vexed. Part 1 of 3rd draught of 3rd Lecture"

The immediate present, could we seize it, would have no character but its Firstness. Not that I mean to say that immediate consciousness (a pure fiction, by the way), would be Firstness, but that...

Manuscript | Posted 08/01/2013
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lowell Lectures on Some Topics of Logic Bearing on Questions Now Vexed. Part 1 of 3rd draught of 3rd Lecture. MS [R] 464

From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, G-1903-2a, begun October 8, 1903, pp. 1-64, 68.
Published in two places: 1.324 and 1.343-349 (pp. 30-34 and 36-64 respectively). Note...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 08/01/2013
Quote from "CSP's Lowell Lectures of 1903. 2nd Part of 3rd Draught of Lecture III"

When you strive to get the purest conceptions you can of Firstness, Secondness, and Thirdness, thinking of quality, reaction, and mediation – what you are striving to apprehend is pure Firstness,...

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