Monthly Archives: June 2012

Definition and Determination • 6

Re: Peirce List • Gary Fuhrman (1) (2) The following two passages may help to clarify Peirce’s admittedly peculiar usage of “formal” in this context. C.S. Peirce • Objective Logic C.S. Peirce • Logic as Semiotic Re: Peirce List • … Continue reading

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C.S. Peirce • Logic as Semiotic

Selection from C.S. Peirce, “Ground, Object, and Interpretant” (c. 1897) Logic, in its general sense, is, as I believe I have shown, only another name for semiotic (σημειωτική), the quasi-necessary, or formal, doctrine of signs.  By describing the doctrine as … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination • 5

Walking the line between phenomenology and mathematics, let us cast our eyes on the prize of defining logic.  Peirce defines logic as formal semiotic — and that in turn calls for a definition of sign. Here is a place where … Continue reading

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C.S. Peirce • On the Definition of Logic

Selections from C.S. Peirce, “Carnegie Application” (1902) No. 12.  On the Definition of Logic Logic will here be defined as formal semiotic.  A definition of a sign will be given which no more refers to human thought than does the … Continue reading

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