Keyword: Synechism

Dictionary Entry | Posted 14/03/2018
Quote from "A Brief Intellectual Autobiography by Charles Sanders Peirce"

Synechism, or the principle of universal continuity, which does not mean that there is no discontinuity, which is involved in all existence.

Article in Journal | Posted 24/09/2017
Wells, Kelley J. (1996). An Evaluation of Harshorne's Critique of Peirce's Synechism
Examines the criticisms of author Charles Hartshorne on the doctrine of synechism by philosopher Charles Peirce. Information on the modification of Peirce's doctrine proposed by Hartshorne;...
Article in Journal | Posted 16/09/2017
Sfendoni-Mentzou, Demetra (1997). Peirce on Continuity and Laws of Nature
Focuses on philosopher Charles S. Peirce's internal structure of the doctrine of Synechism and the role it plays in his account of laws of nature. Description of continuity according to Peirce;...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Locke, Gordon (2000). Peirce's Metaphysics: Evolution, Synechism, and the Mathematical Conception of the Continuum
Focuses on Charles Peirce's mathematical treatment of continuity for his Synechist analysis. Significance of the notion of transfinite sets; Role of continuity in Peirce's metaphysics.
Article in Journal | Posted 02/08/2016
Viana, Wellistony C. (2014). A metafísica de C. S. Peirce: do pragmatismo ao idealismo objetivo
Charles Sanders Peirce is well known for his Semiotics, but little known for his Metaphysics. This paper intends to follow the author's passage from Pragmatism to Objective Idealism. Metaphysics...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/02/2016
Haack, Susan (2005). Not Cynicism, but Synechism: Lessons from Classical Pragmatism
Traces the synechism of the classical pragmatist tradition. Description of synechism; Overview of the metaphysical paper "The Law of Mind," to which the synechistic idea of physicist...
Article in Journal | Posted 17/11/2014
Santaella, Lucia (2009). 2007 Presidential Address: Pervasive Semiosis
The article presents the author's opinions on the philosopher Charles S.Peirce's statement that the universe is injected with signs and possibly composed of signs, which has confused the...
Article in Journal | Posted 16/11/2014
Lanigan, Richard (2014). Peirce and the Cenoscopic Science of Signs
Peirce uses the covering term Semiotic to include his major divisions of thought and communication process: (1) Speculative Grammar, or the study of beliefs independent of the structure of language (...
Monograph | Posted 03/11/2014
Parker, Kelly A. (1998). The Continuity of Peirce's Thought

A comprehensive and systematic reconstruction of the philosophy of Charles S. Peirce, perhaps America's most far-ranging and original philosopher, which reveals the unity of his complex and...

Monograph | Posted 29/07/2014
Cooke, Elizabeth F. (2006). Peirce's Pragmatic Theory of Inquiry: Fallibilism and Indeterminacy

The philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) is very important at every stage of the history of modern American thought. It informs William James's evolutionary metaphysics, John Dewey's...

Encyclopedia Article | Posted 10/05/2013
Esposito, Joseph: "Synechism: the Keystone of Peirce’s Metaphysics"

Synechism, as a metaphysical theory, is the view that the universe exists as a continuous whole of all of its parts, with no part being fully separate, determined or determinate, and continues to...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/03/2013
Quote from "Introduction to Existential Graphs and an Improvement on the Gamma Graphs [R]"

It is that synthesis of tychism and of pragmatism for which I long ago proposed the name, Synechism.

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,...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/03/2013
Quote from "Synechism"

Synechism. [—] That tendency of philosophical thought which insists upon the idea of continuity as of prime importance in philosophy and, in particular,...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/03/2013
Quote from "Cambridge Lectures on Reasoning and the Logic of Things: The Logic of Continuity"

… the characteristic of my doctrine, namely, that I chiefly insist upon continuity, or Thirdness, and, in order to secure to thirdness its really commanding function, I [find it indispensable]...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/03/2013
Quote from "Immortality in the Light of Synechism"

The word synechism is the English form of the Greek {synechismos}, from {synechés}, continuous. For two centuries we have been affixing -ist and -ism to words, in order...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/03/2013
Quote from "Immortality in the Light of Synechism"

There is a famous saying of Parmenides {esti gar einai, méden d’ ouk einai}, “being is, and not-being is nothing.” This sounds plausible; yet synechism flatly denies it, declaring that being is a...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/03/2013
Quote from "The Law of Mind"

The tendency to regard continuity, in the sense in which I shall define it, as an idea of prime importance in philosophy may conveniently be termed synechism. [—]...