Keyword: Pragmatism

Dictionary Entry | Posted 22/04/2013
Quote from "Pragmatism"

I understand pragmatism to be a method of ascertaining the meanings, not of all ideas, but only of what I call ‘intellectual concepts,’ that is to say, of those upon the...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 22/04/2013
Quote from "Letter draft to Mario Calderoni"

In the April number of the Monist [‘What Pragmatism Is’, 1905] I proposed that the word ‘pragmatism’ should hereafter be used somewhat loosely to signify affiliation with Schiller, James...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 22/04/2013
Quote from "(Prag) [R]"

… Pragmatism was not a theory which special circumstances had led its authors to entertain. It had been designed and constructed, to use the expression of Kant, architectonically. Just as a civil...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 22/04/2013
Quote from "(Prag) [R]"

… pragmatism does not undertake to say in what the meanings of all signs consist, but merely to lay down a method of determining the meanings of intellectual concepts, that is, of those upon which...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 22/04/2013
Quote from "Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism: Lecture I"

Pragmatism is the principle that every theoretical judgment expressible in a sentence in the indicative mood is a confused form of thought whose only meaning, if it has any...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 22/04/2013
Quote from "Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism: Lecture I"

What the pragmatist has his pragmatism for is to be able to say: here is a definition and it does not differ at all from your confusedly apprehended conception because there is no practical...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 22/04/2013
Quote from "Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism: Lecture II"

What the true definition of Pragmatism may be, I find it very hard to say; but in my nature it is a sort of instinctive attraction for living facts.

Dictionary Entry | Posted 22/04/2013
Quote from "Peirce's Personal Interleaved Copy of the 'Century Dictionary' [Commens]"

Pragmatism is a method in philosophy. Philosophy is that branch of positive science (i.e., an investigating theoretical science which inquires what is the fact, in...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 21/04/2013
Quote from "What Pragmatism Is"

… he [the writer of this article] framed the theory that a conception, that is, the rational purport of a word or other expression, lies exclusively in its conceivable...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 07/04/2013
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....

Link | Posted 21/03/2013
Pragmatism Today

Pragmatism Today is an online peer-reviewed journal established on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Central-European Pragmatist Forum in June 2010.

Link | Posted 21/03/2013
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society

Since its founding in 1965, the premier peer-reviewed journal specializing in the history of American philosophy. Named after the founder of American Pragmatism but all types of American thought...

Manuscript | Posted 09/03/2013
Peirce, Charles S. (1906). Introduction to Existential Graphs and an Improvement on the Gamma Graphs [R]. MS [R] 490

From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, G-1906-2.
CSP wrote on the cover of the notebook: “For the National Academy of Sci. 1906 April Meeting in Washington.” Published,...

Encyclopedia Article | Posted 16/01/2013
Freadman, Anne: "The Classifications of Signs (II): 1903"

The paper tracks the major changes Peirce brought to the classifications of signs in the Harvard Lectures on Pragmaticism, and the Lowell Lectures, both of 1903. These changes turn on the...

Encyclopedia Article | Posted 10/01/2013
Rosenthal, Sandra: "World and Its Bi-Polar Dimensions"

Peirce never explicitly clarifies his understanding of “the real world,” though he refers to it frequently throughout his writings. This lack can well go unremarked, for it is a common sense term...

Encyclopedia Article | Posted 19/12/2012
Wirth, Uwe: "Abductive Inference and Literary Theory – Pragmatism, Hermeneutics and Semiotics"

In Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language (1986) Eco points out that the task of Semiotics is to figure out the relationship between explicit interpretation and implicit intuition. The...

News | Posted 30/11/2012
Christopher Hookway: The Pragmatic Maxim. Essays on Peirce

Published by Oxford University Press (2012).

Christopher Hookway presents a series of essays on the philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1913), the ‘founder of pragmatism’ and one of...

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...

Link | Posted 10/09/2012
The Central European Pragmatist Forum

The Central European Pragmatist Forum is based on academic scholarship, but it does not serve exclusively academic purposes. It also serves to encourage studies in cultural identity of Central...

News | Posted 23/08/2012
Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Midwest Pragmatist Study Group

Annual Meeting of the Midwest Pragmatist Study Group (The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy)