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An introduction to Peirce's philosophy,

Author: James Kern Feibleman
Publisher: New York, London, Harper & Brothers [1946]
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Feibleman, James Kern, 1904-
Introduction to Peirce's philosophy.
New York, London, Harper & brothers [1946]
(OCoLC)646945744
Named Person: Charles S Peirce
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Kern Feibleman
OCLC Number: 928467
Notes: "First edition."
Description: xx, 503 pages 24 cm
Contents: Part one. Toward an understanding of Peirce --
Chapter 1. The historical development of Pierce the individual --
A. The historical setting --
i. The culture of Boston --
ii. Peirce's father --
B. The preparation --
i. Childhood --
ii. Education and marriage --
C. The career ripens --
D. The struggle --
E. The successful failure --
i. The recording --
ii. Last years --
Chapter 2. The logical development of Peirce's thought --
A. The stimulus of Kant --
i. The architectonic of philosophy --
ii. The logical basis of metaphysics --
iii. The limits of rationalism --
iv. The limits of empiricism --
v. The unity of logic and experience --
vi. The logical character of action --
B. The practice of physical science --
i. The relation of science to metaphysics --
ii. The logical method of Science --
iii. The realistic character of Science --
iv. The Science of philosophy --
v. The relation of Science to religion --
vi. Science as process and aim --
C. The adoption of Duns Scotus --
i. Philosophy as a separate Science --
ii. The support of reason by faith --
iii. The doctrine of universals --
iv. Individuality versus matter --
v. Primacy of the will --
D. The lesson of Darwin --
i. The meaning of Darwinism --
ii. The modification of Aristotelianism --
iii. The shortcomings of nominalism --
iv. The extension of natural selection --
E. The revolt against Descartes --
i. Against false scepticism --
ii. Against the primacy of Consciousness --
iii. Against the mystery of faith --
iv. Against the method of single inference --
v. The general scheme --
Part two. A system of Peirce's philosophy --
Chapter 3. Logic --
A. The foundations of logic --
i. Classical theories --
ii. Peirce's theory --
B. Speculative grammar --
i. The formal doctrine of Semiotic --
ii. Signs and terms --
iii. Signs and propositions. iv. The nature of propositions --
v. Aristotle's three laws --
vi. The logic of relatives --
C. Critical logic --
i. Signs and the syllogism --
ii. Elements of the Syllogism --
iii. Deduction, induction, abduction --
iv. Probability --
D. Speculative rhetoric --
i. The process of communication --
ii. The force of meaning --
iii. The method of discovery --
iv. Summary of the chapter --
Chapter 4. Metaphysics : ontology --
A. Phenomenology --
i. Purpose and definition --
ii. The Phaneron --
iii. Logical implications --
B. The phenomenological categories --
i. Firstness --
ii. Secondness --
iii. Thirdness --
C. Metaphysics --
i. Realism versus Nominalism --
ii. The nature of reality --
D. The metaphysical categories --
i. The modes of being --
ii. The modes of existence --
iii. Summary of the chapter --
Chapter 5. Metaphysics : epistemology --
A. The foundations of knowledge --
i. From logic to knowing --
ii. From phenomenology to experience --
iii. From ontology to knowledge --
B. The process of knowing --
i. Nature of the knowable --
ii. Perceptual judgment --
iii. The function of cognition --
C. Truth and falsity --
i. The status of knowledge --
ii. Falsity --
iii. The truth --
iv. Summary of the chapter --
Chapter 6. Psychology --
A. Philosophy and psychology --
i. From logic to psychology --
ii. From ontology --
iii. From epistemology --
iv. The nature of mind --
B. Feelings --
i. The basis of feeling --
ii. Consciousness and introspection --
iii. Pure perception --
C. Sensations of reaction --
i. Habit --
ii. Belief and doubt --
iii. Instinct --
iv. Desire and volition --
v. Imagination and memory --
vi. Emotion --
D. General conceptions --
i. Ideas : judgment and cognition --
ii. Thought --
iii. Reasoning --
iv. Unconscious thought and the soul --
E. General conclusions --
i. Personality. ii. The law of mind --
iii. Summary of the chapter --
Chapter 7. Methodology --
A. Philosophical method in general --
i. The approach to philosophy --
ii. Philosophical beginnings --
iii. Iinquiry --
iv. Classification and system --
v. Theory and practice --
B. Philosophical method in particular : pragmatism --
i. From logic to the principle of conduct --
ii. From metaphysics --
iii. From psychology --
iv. The definition and explanation of pragmatism --
v. History of the pragmatic idea --
C. Pragmaticism and critical common-sensism --
i. Some subsequent misunderstandings --
ii. Pragmaticism requires realism --
iii. Critical common-sensism --
iv. Summary of the chapter --
Chapter 8. Science --
A. Philosophical presuppositions --
i. From logic to science --
ii. From metaphysics --
iii. From psychology --
iv. From methodology --
B. Science in general --
i. The essence of science --
ii. Classification and system of the sciences --
iii. The leading conceptions --
C. Scientific method --
i. The role of the Scientist --
ii. The principles of inquiry --
iii. The logic of Scientific investigation --
D. The Special sciences --
i. Mathematics --
ii. Physics --
iii. Biology --
iv. Social Science --
v. Summary of the chapter --
Chapter 9. Ethics --
A. Philosophy and ethics --
i. From logic --
ii. From metaphysics --
iii. From psychology --
iv. From Methodology --
B. Pure ethics --
i. Definition and aims --
ii. Problems and methods --
iii. The meaning of practice --
C. Practical ethics --
i. The transition to morality --
ii. The practice of meaning --
iii. The unlimited community --
iv. Summary of the chapter --
Chapter 10. Aesthetics --
A. Philosophy and aesthetics --
i. The problem of aesthetics --
ii. Aesthetics as a normative science --
B. The theory of aesthetics --
i. The theory of beauty --
ii. Aesthetics as exact science --
iii. Summary of the chapter --
Chapter 11. Cosmology --
A. Introduction --
i. From logic --
ii. From metaphysics. B. Cosmogony --
i. The original chaos --
ii. Theory of universal origins --
C. The cosmological categories --
i. Tychism --
ii. Agapism --
iii. Synechism --
D. Conclusions --
i. Mind and matter --
ii. The existential universe and beyond --
iii. Summary of the chapter --
Chapter 12. Theology --
A. Religion and philosophy --
i. From metaphysics --
ii. From ethics and other topics --
B. The sensible heart --
i. The nature of God --
ii. Musement --
iii. Evolutionary love --
C. Religion and Science --
i. The challenge of Science --
ii. Free will --
iii. Immortality --
iv. Miracles --
D. Religion today --
i. The problem of the Church --
ii. Summary of the chapter --
Part three. Peirce's place in the history of philosophy --
Chapter 13. Realism from Plato to Peirce --
A. Plato and the tradition of classic realism --
i. The three philosophies --
ii. From Speusippus to Hume --
B. Reid and the origins of modern realism --
i. From Hume to Reid --
ii. From Reid to Peirce --
C. Whitehead and the contemporary realism --
Chapter 14. The early history of Peirce's influence --
A. An estimate and a hope --
B. The influence of Peirce on his contemporaries --
i. On Jame's pragmatism --
ii. On Royce's idealism --
iii. On Dewey's logic of inquiry --
C. Recent influences --
i. On the positivists --
ii. On the realists --
D. Conclusion.
Responsibility: interpreted as a system by James Feibleman, with a foreword by Bertrand Russell.

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