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What I would recommend is that every person who wishes to form an opinion concerning fundamental problems should first of all make a complete survey of human knowledge, should take note of all the valuable ideas in each branch of science, should observe in just what respect each has been successful and where it has failed, in order that, in the light of the thorough acquaintance so attained of the available materials for a philosophical theory and of the nature and strength of each, he may proceed to the study of what the problem of philosophy consists in, and of the proper way of solving it (6.9) .
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- All Peirce references are as follows: Collected Papers, ed. Charles Hartshorne and Paul Weiss, vol. 1–6, ed. Arthur Burks, vol. 7–8 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1931–1957). All listed by volume and paragraph number. Writings of Charles S. Peirce: A Chronological Edition, ed. Max Fisch (Bloomington, Indiana: University of Indiana Press, 1982–1984), vol. 1–3. Listed as CE with volume and page numbers. All manuscript numbers are from the Robin listing: Annotated Catalogue of the Papers of Charles S. Peirce ( Worcester, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1967 ).Google Scholar
- My search has focused on the manuscript collection of Peirce’s work available on microfilm. I have also used the volumes listed in note 1 as well as Carolyn Eisele’s collection, New Elements of Mathematics by Charles S. Peirce (The Hague: Mouton, 1976), vol. 1–4.Google Scholar
- E. F. Kaelin, “Reflections on Peirce’s Aesthetics,” The Monist, 65, 1982. Beverley E. Kent, “Peirce’s Esthetics: A New Look,” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, 12, 1976. C. M. Smith, “The Aesthetics of Charles S. Peirce,” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 31, 1972.Google Scholar
- See, for example, Carl R. Hausman, “Freedom, Indeterminism, and Necessity in the Origination of Novelty,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 9, 1971, p. 172.Google Scholar
- See, for example, Murray Murphey, The Development of Peirce’s Philosophy (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1961), pp. 395 ff.Google Scholar
- One example of the type of argument Peirce used for this point can be found at 1.347.Google Scholar