Prescission

Keyword: Prescission


Dictionary Entry | Posted 24/08/2017
Quote from "On the System of Existential Graphs Considered as an Instrument for the Investigation of Logic"

The second mode consists in supposing that one component of the Phaneron is present in a given subject, while making no supposition whatever in regard to another....

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)
Encyclopedia Article | Posted 17/10/2016
Gava, Gabriele: "Prescission"

Prescission is a method used by Peirce to separate concepts and ideas from one another and to find hierarchical relationship of dependence among them. In particular, prescission is applied in...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 24/11/2015
Quote from "The Branches of Geometry; Existential Graphs [R]"

Abstraction names two wholly different operations. One of them consists in supposing some feature of the fact to be absent, or at least leaving it out of account....

Dictionary Entry | Posted 18/07/2015
Quote from "Grand Logic 1893: Division II. Methodology. Chapter XV. Breadth and Depth"

…even in the very first passage in which abstraction occurs as a term of logic, two distinct meanings of it are given, the one the contemplation of a form apart from matter, as when we...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 18/07/2015
Quote from "Quantity"

A decrease of supposed information may have the effect of diminishing the depth of a term without increasing its information. This is often called abstraction...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 18/07/2015
Quote from "[Notes on the Categories]"

even in cases where two conceptions cannot be separated in the imagination, we can often suppose one without the other, that is we can imagine data from which we should be...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 18/07/2015
Quote from "Precision"

Precision. [—] (1) A high degree of approximation, only attainable by the thorough application of the most refined methods of science.

(2) Its earlier meaning, still more...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 18/07/2015
Quote from "On a New List of Categories"

The terms “prescision” and “abstraction,” which were formerly applied to every kind of separation, are now limited, not merely to mental separation, but to that which arises from attention...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 18/07/2015
Quote from "Syllabus: Syllabus of a course of Lectures at the Lowell Institute beginning 1903, Nov. 23. On Some Topics of Logic"

Separation of Secondness, or Secundal Separation, called Precission, consists in supposing a state of things in which one element is present without the other, the...