Keyword: Science

Dictionary Entry | Posted 10/10/2018
Quote from "From Comte to Benjamin Kidd"

Science is not a fixed, unchangeable body of propositions. After a thousand years the general face of science may be modified past recognition. Scientific hypotheses are questions put to nature....

Dictionary Entry | Posted 07/10/2018
Quote from "Nominalism, Realism, and the Logic of Modern Science [R]"

Science is defined in the dictionaries as systematized knowledge. But considered as one of the elements of the life of civilization science is not so much characterized by...

Article in Journal | Posted 02/02/2018
Hookway, Christopher (1993). Belief, Confidence and the Method of Science
Focuses on the claim of philosopher Charles Peirce that it was unscientific and improper for investigators to believe scientific results. Purpose of denying the autonomy of theoretical science;...
Article in Journal | Posted 08/10/2017
Stewart, W. C. (1994). Peirce on the Role of Authority in Science
Examines Charles Sanders Peirce's treatment of authority which illustrates the sense in which the social aspects of science are as vital to the success of science as the formal principles of...
Article in Journal | Posted 02/10/2017
Maddalena, Giovanni (2017). Scientific and not Scientistic: The Rich Realism of Pragmatism
In the late years, contemporary philosophy turned towards different forms of realism. Classic pragmatism becomes important again because it can grant a realism respectful of both science and common...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 24/08/2017
Quote from "On the System of Existential Graphs Considered as an Instrument for the Investigation of Logic"

…I must explain in what sense I speak of a “science”, – which is an abridged expression for a heuretic science, or science aiming at the discovery of new truth. Namely, I do not mean by science,...

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

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook (Harvard Cooperative), n.p., n.d.
The value of logical algebras. Logic as a calculus: CSP’s minority report. The way in which the system of...

Article in Edited Collection | Posted 23/08/2017
Hookway, Christopher (2000). Pragmatism: Commonsense and the Limits of Science. In: Proper Ambition of Science
Article in Journal | Posted 17/08/2017
Nubiola, Jaime (2014). Scientific Community and Cooperation in Peirce's European Letters
This contribution describes—with some documentary support from Peirce's correspondence of his first and second European trips—Peirce's conception of science as a collective and co-operative...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/08/2017
Quote from "Adirondack Summer School Lectures"

what I mean by a “science,” both for the purpose of this classification & in general, is the life devoted to the pursuit of truth according to the best known methods...

Article in Journal | Posted 20/12/2016
Gaultier, Benoit (2016). On Peirce's Claim that Belief Should Be Banished from Science
In this article I examine the ground and validity of Peirce's claim that 'belief has no place in science'. Contrary to the general view, such a claim should not be understood as merely...
Article in Journal | Posted 20/12/2016
Cowles, Henry M. (2016). The Age of Methods: William Whewell, Charles Peirce, and Scientific Kinds
For William Whewell and, later, Charles Peirce, the methods of science merited scientific examination themselves. Looking to history to build an inductive account of the scientific process, both men...
Article in Journal | Posted 26/02/2016
Pietarinen, Ahti-Veikko, Bellucci, Francesco (2014). New Light on Peirce’s Conceptions of Retroduction, Deduction, and Scientific Reasoning
We examine Charles S. Peirce’s mature views on the logic of science, especially as contained in his later and still mostly unpublished writings (1907–1914). We focus on two main issues. The first...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/02/2016
Nubiola, Jaime (2005). The Classification of the Sciences and Cross-disciplinarity
Looks at the classification of sciences identified by scientist-philosopher Charles S. Peirce. Life background of the philosopher; Information on the different classification of sciences studied by...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/02/2016
Hilpinen, Risto (2005). Notes on The Cambridge Companion to Peirce
The article focuses on philosophies of Charles Sanders Peirce. In this paper, Peirce is described as a theoretical philosopher. Moreover, views of Peirce on morality are presented. His philosophy of...
Article in Journal | Posted 18/01/2016
Skagestad, Peter (1979). C. S. Peirce on Biological Evolution and Scientific Progress
Monograph | Posted 18/12/2015
Bertilsson, Thora M. (2009). Peirce's Theory of Inquiry and Beyond: Towards a Social Reconstruction of Science Theory
News | Posted 18/11/2015
Science and Values in Peirce and Dewey: A Conference in Honour of Angus Kerr-Lawson

Keynote speaker: Catherine Legg, Waikato University (New Zealand)
Plenary speaker: Heather Douglas, University of Waterloo (Canada)

This conference will bring together scholars at the...

Article in Journal | Posted 17/11/2015
Cavallo, Andrew M. (2014). Two Key Differences between Science and Philosophy
C. S. Peirce made the following claim: If science reveals truth, then consensus among scientists can be expected in the limit. This article does not dispute this claim; it simply assumes it. On the...
Article in Journal | Posted 25/08/2015
Cobley, Paul, Stjernfelt, Frederik (2015). Scaffolding Development and the Human Condition
This paper addresses the concept of semiotic scaffolding by considering it in light of questions arising from the contemporary challenge to the humanities. This challenge comes from a mixture of...