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Writings of Charles S. Peirce: A Chronological Edition, Volume 8
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Volume 8 of this landmark edition follows Peirce from May 1890 through July 1892 -- a period of turmoil as his career unraveled at the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. The loss of his principal source of income meant the beginning of permanent penury and a lifelong struggle to find gainful employment. His key achievement during these years is his celebrated Monist metaphysical project, which consists of five classic articles on evolutionary cosmology. Also included are reviews and essays from The Nation in which Peirce critiques Paul Carus, William James, Auguste Comte, Cesare Lombroso, and Karl Pearson, and takes part in a famous dispute between Francis E. Abbot and Josiah Royce. Peirce's short philosophical essays, studies in non-Euclidean geometry and number theory, and his only known experiment in prose fiction complete his production during these years.

Peirce's 1883-1909 contributions to the Century Dictionary form the content of volume 7 which is forthcoming.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xvii
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. xix-xxii
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  1. Bibliographical Abbreviations in Editorial Matter
  2. pp. xxiii-xxiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xxv-xcvii
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  1. 1. Familiar Letters about the Art of Reasoning
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 2. Ribot’s Psychology of Attention
  2. pp. 13-16
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  1. 3. Six Lectures of Hints toward a Theory of the Universe
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. 4. Sketch of a New Philosophy
  2. pp. 19-22
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  1. 5. [On Framing Philosophical Theories]
  2. pp. 23-24
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  1. 6. The Non-Euclidean Geometry Made Easy
  2. pp. 25-29
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  1. 7. Review of Jevons’s Pure Logic
  2. pp. 30-32
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  1. 8. Review of Carus’s Fundamental Problems
  2. pp. 33-35
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  1. 9. Review of Muir’s The Theory of Determinants
  2. pp. 36-37
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  1. 10. Review of Fraser’s Locke
  2. pp. 38-41
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  1. 11. [Notes on the First Issue of the Monist]
  2. pp. 42-43
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  1. 12. My Life
  2. pp. 44-46
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  1. 13. Note on Pythagorean Triangles
  2. p. 47
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  1. 14. Hints toward the Invention of a Scale-Table
  2. pp. 48-54
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  1. 15. Logical Studies of the Theory of Numbers
  2. pp. 55-56
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  1. 16. Promptuarium of Analytical Geometry
  2. pp. 57-62
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  1. 17. Boolian Algebra
  2. pp. 63-68
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  1. 18. Boolian Algebra. First Lection
  2. pp. 69-77
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  1. 19. Notes on the Question on the Existence of an External World
  2. pp. 78-79
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  1. 20. [Note on Kant’s Refutation of Idealism]
  2. p. 80
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  1. 21. [Notes on Consciousness]
  2. p. 81
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  1. The Monist Metaphysical Project
  2. p. 83
  1. 22. The Architecture of Theories [Initial Version]
  2. pp. 84-97
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  1. 23. The Architecture of Theories
  2. pp. 98-110
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  1. 24. The Doctrine of Necessity Examined
  2. pp. 111-125
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  1. 25. The Law of Mind [Early Try]
  2. pp. 126-129
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  1. 26. The Law of Mind [Excursus on the Idea of Time]
  2. pp. 130-134
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  1. 27. The Law of Mind
  2. pp. 135-157
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  1. 28. [Notes for “Man’s Glassy Essence”]
  2. pp. 158-164
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  1. 29. Man’s Glassy Essence
  2. pp. 165-183
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  1. 30. Evolutionary Love
  2. pp. 184-205
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  1. Studies on the Algebra of the Copula
  2. p. 207
  1. 31. [Deductions from a Definition of the Copula]
  2. pp. 208-209
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  1. 32. Algebra of the Copula [Version 1]
  2. pp. 210-211
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  1. 33. Algebra of the Copula [Version 2]
  2. pp. 212-216
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  1. 34. Examination of the Copula of Inclusion
  2. pp. 217-221
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  1. 35. On the Number of Dichotomous Divisions: A Problem in Permutations
  2. pp. 222-228
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  1. 36. Methods of Investigating the Constant of Space
  2. pp. 229-230
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  1. 37. James’s Psychology
  2. pp. 231-239
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  1. 38. [Morality and Church Creed]
  2. pp. 240-241
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  1. 39. Review of Spencer’s Essays
  2. pp. 242-244
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  1. 40. Abbot against Royce
  2. pp. 245-247
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  1. 41. Review of Chambers’s Pictorial Astronomy
  2. pp. 248-250
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  1. 42. [Lesson in Necessary Reasoning]
  2. pp. 251-257
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  1. 43. The Great Men of History
  2. pp. 258-266
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  1. 44. The Comtist Calendar
  2. pp. 267-270
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  1. 45. The Non-Euclidean Geometry
  2. pp. 271-274
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  1. 46. The Sciences in Their Order of Generality
  2. pp. 275-276
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  1. 47. The Man of Genius
  2. pp. 277-283
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  1. 48. The Periodic Law
  2. pp. 284-285
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  1. 49. Keppler
  2. pp. 286-291
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  1. 50. [Plan for a Scientific Dictionary]
  2. pp. 292-295
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  1. 51. Embroidered Thessaly
  2. pp. 296-340
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  1. 52. [Why Do We Punish Criminals?]
  2. pp. 341-344
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  1. 53. Review of Buckley’s Moral Teachings of Science
  2. pp. 345-348
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  1. 54. Review of Ridgeway’s The Origin of Metallic Currency
  2. pp. 349-351
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  1. 55. Review of Pearson’s The Grammar of Science
  2. pp. 352-354
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  1. 56. Review of Curry’s The Province of Expression
  2. pp. 355-356
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  1. Editorial Backmatter
  2. p. 357
  1. Editorial Symbols
  2. pp. 359-361
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  1. Annotations
  2. pp. 362-469
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  1. Bibliography of Peirce’s References
  2. pp. 470-479
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  1. Chronological Catalog, May 1890–July 1892
  2. pp. 480-510
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  1. Supplementary Catalog Entries
  2. pp. 511-514
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  1. Essay on Editorial Theory and Method
  2. pp. 515-531
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  1. Textual Apparatus
  2. pp. 532-678
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  1. Line-End Hyphenation in the Edition Text
  2. p. 679
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 681-724
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