Scientific Rationality and the Logic of Research Acceptance

Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 49 (4):533 (2013)
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Joseph Ransdell posted the following draft of an introduction to a work in progress to the peirce-l email list on September 22, 2000. The post triggered a long thread of discussion in which he participated quite actively. At least one later and much longer version of the introduction exists. Still, this draft will give a concentrated “taste” of a side of Ransdell more familiar perhaps to long-time peirce-l subscribers than to those who have read only his published works. In the message containing the draft, Ransdell characterized the draft as follows: “What follows below is an introductory section to some work that has actually been in progress for some five years or more now, which began as an explication of..



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Joseph Ransdell
PhD: Columbia University; Last affiliation: Texas Tech University

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