Ideas from 'works' by Charles Sanders Peirce [1892], by Theme Structure

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1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 3. Metaphysical Systems
Super-ordinate disciplines give laws or principles; subordinate disciplines give concrete cases [Atkin]
3. Truth / E. Pragmatic Truth / 1. Pragmatic Truth
Pragmatic 'truth' is a term to cover the many varied aims of enquiry [Misak]
Peirce did not think a belief was true if it was useful [Misak]
If truth is the end of enquiry, what if it never ends, or ends prematurely? [Atkin]
5. Theory of Logic / C. Ontology of Logic / 3. If-Thenism
Pure mathematics deals only with hypotheses, of which the reality does not matter
5. Theory of Logic / D. Assumptions for Logic / 1. Bivalence
Bivalence is a regulative assumption of enquiry - not a law of logic [Misak]
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 2. Reality
The real is the idea in which the community ultimately settles down
8. Modes of Existence / A. Relations / 1. Nature of Relations
Peirce and others began the mapping out of relations [Hart,WD]
8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 6. Dispositions / d. Dispositions as occurrent
Peirce's later realism about possibilities and generalities went beyond logical positivism [Atkin]
10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 1. Possible Worlds / d. Possible worlds actualism
The possible can only be general, and the force of actuality is needed to produce a particular
11. Knowledge Aims / B. Certain Knowledge / 4. Fallibilism
Inquiry is not standing on bedrock facts, but standing in hope on a shifting bog