- Series: Harvard Historical Studies
- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Harvard University Press; First Printing edition (January 1, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0674749677
- ISBN-13: 978-0674749672
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 10 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #381,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reasoning and the Logic of Things: The Cambridge Conferences Lectures of 1898 (Harvard Historical Studies) First Printing Edition
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The present volume is the first complete publication of eight lectures delivered by Peirce in 1898, designed to be a full exposition of his philosophy. Although intended for a popular audience, the lectures cannot be fully understood without considerable technical background. After an initial lecture critical of practical philosophy, Peirce quickly launches into his theory of logic. He is preoccupied with the nature of randomness and devotes considerable attention to the continuum in mathematics. His metaphysics grew out of his mathematical and logical interests; the final three lectures show how closely Peirce connected mathematical and philosophical problems. Peirce concludes with a presentation of his speculative cosmology and returns for a final look at the continuum problem. A long section of "Comments on the Lectures" by Hilary Putnam helps the reader understand Peirce's views and is in its own right philosophically important. Of interest primarily to specialists.
- David Gordon, Bowling Green State Univ., Ohio
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From the Back Cover
Beginning with an explanation of the nature of philosophy, Peirce proceeds to illustrate his claim that mathematics provides the foundation of our logic and metaphysics.
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