Keyword: Metaphysics

Monograph | Posted 19/01/2016
Haas, William P. (1964). The Conception of Law and the Unity of Peirce's Philosophy
Article in Journal | Posted 18/01/2016
Colapietro, Vincent M. (2004). Striving to Speak in a Human Voice: A Peircean Contribution to Metaphysical Discourse
Article in Journal | Posted 05/01/2016
Nubiola, Jaime (2014). What a scientific metaphysics really is according to C. S. Peirce
A real surprising fact is the absence of the phrase “Scientific Metaphysics” in Charles S. Peirce writings in spite of the presence of that expression on the spine of volume 6 of Peirce’s Collected...
Article in Journal | Posted 22/12/2015
Henning, Brian G. (2015). Recovering the Adventure of Ideas: In Defense of Metaphysics as Revisable, Systematic, Speculative Philosophy
My aim in this article is twofold. First, I hope to show that, despite its seeming rehabilitation, metaphysics as systematic, speculative philosophy is no less threatened. Second, I will argue that...
Monograph | Posted 10/12/2015
Mayorga, Rosa (2007). From Realism to 'Realicism': The Metaphysics of Charles Sanders Peirce
Article in Journal | Posted 09/12/2015
Dea, Shannon (2015). A House at War Against Itself: Absolute Versus Pluralistic Idealism in Spinoza, Peirce, James and Royce
In this paper, I elaborate affinities between Peirce, Spinoza and Royce, in order to illuminate the division between Peirce's and James's expressions of idealism. James contrasted Spinoza...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 04/05/2015
Quote from "A Suggested Classification of the Sciences"

Metaphysics […] seeks to explain the constitution of the Physio-Psychical Universe.

Manuscript | Posted 04/05/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (nd). A Suggested Classification of the Sciences. MS [R] 1339

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-13; 1-6.
Some of the ways in which CSP’s scheme differs from other schemes. CSP’s point of departure is Comte. Division of science...

Manuscript | Posted 04/05/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (nd). Philosophy in the Light of the Logic of Relatives. MS [R] 1336

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-13, unfinished.
Classification of the sciences. Some of the ways in which CSP’s classification differs from Comte’s. The relationship...

Manuscript | Posted 11/01/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lowell Lectures. 1903. Sixth Lecture. Probability. MS [R] 472

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., 2 notebooks, G-1903-2a, pp. 2-130.
Published, in part, as 6.88-97 (pp. 8-62). Omitted: the relationship between logic and mathematics; independence of...

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 22/11/2014
Atkins, Richard K. (2012). Broadening Peirce’s Phaneroscopy: Part One
Peirce’s Mature Architectonic, or classification of the sciences, divides philosophy into three primary disciplines. They are phaneroscopy (Peirce’s later name for the science of phenomenology1 ),...
Monograph | Posted 03/11/2014
Esposito, Joseph (1980). Evolutionary Metaphysics: The Development of Peirce's Theory of Categories
Article in Journal | Posted 31/10/2014
Dea, Shannon (2014). Peirce and Spinoza's Pragmaticist Metaphysics
In the early 20th century, moved by James’s popularization of pragmatism and by the so-called “Battle of the Absolute” that divided American philosophers in the period, Peirce sought to communicate...
Manuscript | Posted 28/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lowell Lectures. 1903. Lecture 3. MS [R] 459

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, n.p., 1903, pp. 1-41.
The words “Won’t do” (by CSP) appear on the cover of the notebook. Definition of “mathematics.” Denial that mathematics...

Manuscript | Posted 08/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1895 [c.]). On the Logic of Quantity, and especially of Infinity. MS [R] 16

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS, n.p., [c.1895], pp. 1, 5-9, 7-18, 18-20.
Several definitions of “mathematics,” including Aristotle’s and CSP’s. Mathematical proof and probable reasoning...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 04/09/2014
Quote from "On Quantity, with special reference to Collectional and Mathematical Infinity"

Logic and metaphysics make no special observations; but they rest upon observations which have been made by common men. Metaphysics rests upon observations of real objects...

Manuscript | Posted 01/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1896). 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...

Monograph | Posted 30/04/2014
de Waal, Cornelis (2013). Peirce: A Guide for the Perplexed

Peirce: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear and thorough account of Peirce's life and thought, his major works and ideas, providing an ideal guide to this important and complex thinker. The book...

News | Posted 17/04/2014
Workshop on C.S. Peirce, Logic and Metaphysics

Organized for the centennial of Peirce’s death by Professor Claudine Tiercelin (Chaire de métaphysique et philosophie de la connaissance)


  • 9h00 - 9h10 Opening:...