Keyword: Real

Dictionary Entry | Posted 07/10/2018
Quote from "Letters to F. C. S. Schiller"

…the word real was introduced as a technical word (first of law and then of logic) and was so little used before Scotus and so continually by him that it ought to be regarded as his word...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 19/03/2018
Quote from "Draft of Nichols Review [C]"

…”real” is a word which I use to denote merely that which is such as it is independently of you or I or any of our community thinking it to be so.

Manuscript | Posted 28/02/2018
Peirce, Charles S. (1908). The First Part of An Apology for Pragmaticism. MS [R] 296

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1907-08 or 18 months after “Prolegomena”], pp. 1-14; 14-32, with p. 25 missing (but with no break in the text); pp. 7-16 of another draft; plus 24 pp...

Article in Journal | Posted 02/02/2018
Margolis, Joseph (1993). The Passing of Peirce's Realism
Focuses on the philosophical texts of Charles Peirce concerning the right analysis of what is truly predicable of particular things by the use of general terms. Analysis of the reality of the term...
Article in Journal | Posted 02/10/2017
Kalaga, W. H. (1995). The Ambivalent Autonomy of the Real
Examines the immunity of the Dynamical Object from any stigma of the mind. Discussion on the important contribution of the recognition of the determination of the sign by the object to semiotic...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 24/08/2017
Quote from "On Existential Graphs as an Instrument of Logical Research"

By real, I always mean that which is such as it is whatever you or I or any generation of men may opine or otherwise think that it is. There must not be any...

Manuscript | Posted 24/08/2017
Peirce, Charles S. (1906 [c.]). On Existential Graphs as an Instrument of Logical Research. MS [R] 498

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook (Harvard Cooperative), n.p., n.d.
Evidently prepared as an address to the American Academy. CSP mentions that existential graphs were...

Manuscript | Posted 22/08/2017
Peirce, Charles S. (1910.11). The Rationale of Reasoning. MS [R] 664

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., November 22-30, 1910, pp. 1-21, with 7 pp. of variants.
Problems of terminology. Definitions of “breadth” and “depth,” both of which presuppose...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 22/08/2017
Quote from "A Logical Criticism of the Articles of Religious Belief"

…using the word “real” to signify something which is as it is independently of its being so represented in any individual mind or minds, even though it be not...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 15/08/2017
Quote from "Reason's Rules"

[The] real state of things is something which is “so,” that is, has a certain determination, or specialization, or being, whether it be opined to be so or otherwise. Therefore, the reader holds...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 08/09/2016
Quote from "Chapter IV. Of Reality"

If an object is of whatever character I or any man or men will have it to be or imagine it, it is a fiction; but if its characters are independent of what you or I or any...

Manuscript | Posted 26/03/2016
Peirce, Charles S. (1905). Valency. MS [R] 1041

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [1905], pp. 1-26, with 6 pp. of variants.
CSP sets out to discuss “the mode of composition of ideas,” developing an analogy between simple ideas...

Article in Journal | Posted 22/03/2016
Pape, Helmut (2015). C. S. Peirce on the dynamic object of a sign: From ontology to semiotics and back
That reality, and in particular the (dynamic) objects of signs, are independent of our thoughts or other representations is a crucial thesis of Peirce's realism. On the other hand, his semiotics...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/03/2016
Quote from "Materials for Monist Article: The Consequences of Pragmaticism. Vols. I and II [R]"

A real is anything that is not affected by men’s cognitions about it.

Article in Journal | Posted 29/12/2015
Margolis, Joseph (2007). Rethinking Peirce's Fallibilism
The article explores the doctrine of fallibilism of philosopher Charles S. Peirce. Peirce was committed to the grounds of realism and idealism. His fallibilism focused on truth, the natural world,...
Article in Journal | Posted 21/12/2015
Brodsky, Garry M. (1973). Peirce on Truth, Reality, and Inquiry
Monograph | Posted 10/12/2015
Mayorga, Rosa (2007). From Realism to 'Realicism': The Metaphysics of Charles Sanders Peirce
Dictionary Entry | Posted 25/11/2015
Quote from "Preface"

Whether the object immediately before the mind is the Real object or not seems to be a question from which it is difficult to extract any clear meaning; but it [is] quite certain that...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 26/10/2015
Quote from "Draft of Nichols Review [C]"

The method prescribed in the maxim [of pragmatism] is to trace out in the imagination the conceivable practical consequences, – that is, the consequences for deliberate, self-controlled conduct...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 25/10/2015
Quote from "Notes for Lectures on Logic to be given 1st term 1870-71"

A real thing is something whose characters are independent of how any representation represents it to be.

Independent, therefore, of how any number of men...