v. 1-2. Principles of philosophy and Elements of logic.--v. 3-4. Exact logic (published papers) and The simplest mathematics.--v. 5-6. Pragmatism and pragmaticism and Scientific metaphysics.--v. 7. Science and philosophy.--v. 8. Reviews, correspondence and bibliography.
We come to the full possession of our power of drawing inferences, the last of all our faculties; for it is not so much a natural gift as a long and difficult art. The history of its practice would make a grand subject for a book. The medieval schoolmen, following the Romans, made logic the earliest of a boy's studies after grammar, as being very easy. So it was as they understood it. Its fundamental principle, according to them, was, that (...) all knowledge rests either on authority or reason; but that whatever is deduced by reason depends ultimately on a premiss derived from authority. Accordingly, as soon as a boy was perfect in the syllogistic procedure, his intellectual kit of tools was held to be complete. (shrink)
Peirce' "Religionsphilosophische Schriften" dokumentieren eine wissenschaftsmethodisch neue Begründung von Metaphysik und Religionsphilosophie. Die Edition ist chronologisch am Gesamtwerk orientiert und enthält Texte, die erstmals aus dem Nachlaßwerk publiziert werden bzw. Haupttexte von Peirce' systematischer Philosophie, erstmals in deutscher Übersetzung, z.B. Kritik des Positivismus ; Eine Vermutung über das Rätsel [der Sphinx] ; Die Idee eines Naturgesetzes ; Ein vernachlässigtes Argument für die Realität Gottes.
The PEIRCE EDITION contains large sections of previously unpublished material in addition to selected published works. Each volume includes a brief historical and biographical introduction, extensive editorial and textual notes, and a full chronological list of all of Peirce’s writings, published and unpublished, during the period covered.