Keyword: Induction

Manuscript | Posted 24/08/2017
Peirce, Charles S. (1906 [c.]). On the System of Existential Graphs Considered as an Instrument for the Investigation of Logic. MS [R] 499(s)
Dictionary Entry | Posted 22/08/2017
Quote from "A Logical Criticism of the Articles of Religious Belief"

By Induction, I mean a reasoning which provisionally concludes something to be true of every member of a collection, or, more frequently, of whatever there may be...

Article in Journal | Posted 17/04/2017
Thompson, Bruce (2016). Deductively Valid, Inductively Valid, and Retroductively Valid Syllogisms
Charles S. Peirce suggested that a formal distinction between his three types of argumentation, deduction, induction, and retroduction, could be drawn using syllogistic figures. However, he never...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Abrams, Jerold J. (2002). Solution to the Problem of Induction: Peirce, Apel, and Goodman on the Grue Paradox
Argues that the problem of induction is always already caught up in a transcendental performative self-contradiction because he or she is, in the very act of articulating anything meaningful,...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/02/2016
Mayo, Deborah G. (2005). Peircean Induction and the Error-Correcting Thesis
Examines the self-correcting thesis (SCT) of philosopher Charles S. Peirce. Features of Pierce's philosophy of experimental testing; Concerns raised by critics regarding the justification of SCT...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 19/10/2015
Quote from "Suggestions for a Course of Entretiens leading up through Philosophy to the Questions of Spiritualism, Ghosts, and finally to that of Religion"

The third kind of reasoning may fairly be called Induction, although it does not agree precisely with any one of the meanings attributed to this word. I apply it to...

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

As for induction (in my sense of this term) or the experimental method, it consists only in putting very definite questions to Nature, to which Dame Nature only replies, either by a curt “No,” or...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 06/09/2015
Quote from "Letters to Paul Carus"

the essential character of induction is that it infers a would-be from actual singulars. These singulars must, in general, be finite in multitude and then...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 26/08/2015
Quote from "Logic: Fragments [R]"

There are three stages of inquiry, demanding as many different kinds of reasoning governed by different principles. They are,

1, Retroduction, forming an explanatory hypothesis[;]...

Manuscript | Posted 22/08/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1893). How to Reason: A Critick of Arguments. Advertisement [R]. MS [R] 398

A. MS., G-1893-5, pp. 1-11.
Only the last 4 paragraphs (pp. 10-11) published: Collected Papers, Vol. 8, pp. 278-279. Unpublished: a summary of CSP’s work in philosophy and logic which is...

Manuscript | Posted 08/07/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lecture VII [R]. MS [R] 474

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, n.p., 1903, pp. 96-152.
Volume II of the Seventh Lecture. Law, uniformity, and variety. Critical comments on Mill’s views on the uniformity of...

Encyclopedia Article | Posted 17/02/2015
Bacha, Maria Lourdes: "The evolution of Peirce's concept of induction"

The goal of the present work is to discuss the evolution Peirce´s concept of induction under the view of its correlation with realism. The process of induction in Peirce is grounded on the realism...

Monograph | Posted 23/12/2014
Reilly, Francis E. (1970). Charles Peirce's Theory of Scientific Method
Article in Journal | Posted 03/11/2014
Burch, Robert W. (2010). If Universes Were as Plenty as Blackberries: Peirce on Induction and Verisimilitude
The article discusses American philosopher Charles S. Peirce's thought on the relation of inductive inference to the concept of probability and likelihood. It describes the difference between...
Manuscript | Posted 23/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lecture I [R]. MS [R] 452

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, n.p., 1903, pp. 1-14.
The purpose of logic; the division of logic into speculative grammar, critic, and methodeutic. Why “methodeutic” as a...

Manuscript | Posted 12/03/2013
Peirce, Charles S. (1911). A Logical Criticism of the Articles of Religious Belief. MS [R] 856

From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., 2 pp. of one of the alternative sections are dated April 5 and 7, 1911, pp. 1-18, with several alternative sections.
The contempt for...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 03/02/2013
Quote from "Letter to J. H. Kehler"

… An Induction can hardly be sound or at least is to be suspected usually, unless it has been preceded by a Retroductive reasoning to the same general effect. Induction chiefly serves to render...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 03/02/2013
Quote from "Letters to William James"

The third kind of warrant is that which justifies the use of a method of inference provided it be carried out to the end consistently. There are three kinds of inference of this kind. They are all...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 03/02/2013
Quote from "A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God"

The purpose of Deduction, that of collecting consequents of the hypothesis, having been sufficiently carried out, the inquiry enters upon its Third Stage, that of ascertaining how far those...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 03/02/2013
Quote from "A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God"

… Observe that neither Deduction nor Induction contributes the smallest positive item to the final conclusion of the inquiry. They render the indefinite definite; Deduction Explicates; Induction...