Charles Sanders Peirce - Quotes

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Every new concept first comes to the mind in a judgment.

Every new concept first comes to the mind in a judgment.

Doubt is an uneasy and dissatisfied state from which we struggle to free ourselves and pass into the state of belief; while the latter is a calm and satisfactory state which we do not wish to avoid, or to change to a belief in anything else.

Doubt is an uneasy and dissatisfied state from which we struggle to free ourselves and pass into the state of belief; while the latter is a calm and satisfactory state which we do not wish to avoid, or to change to a belief in anything else.

All the evolution we know of proceeds from the vague to the definite. ---->>>

Bad reasoning as well as good reasoning is possible; and this fact is the foundation of the practical side of logic. ---->>>

It is impossible not to envy the man who can dismiss reason, although we know how it must turn out at last. ---->>>

It will sometimes strike a scientific man that the philosophers have been less intent on finding out what the facts are, than on inquiring what belief is most in harmony with their system. ---->>>

Generality is, indeed, an indispensable ingredient of reality; for mere individual existence or actuality without any regularity whatever is a nullity. Chaos is pure nothing. ---->>>

The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit; and different beliefs are distinguished by the different modes of action to which they give rise. ---->>>

A quality is something capable of being completely embodied. A law never can be embodied in its character as a law except by determining a habit. A quality is how something may or might have been. A law is how an endless future must continue to be. ---->>>

The final upshot of thinking is the exercise of volition, and of this thought no longer forms a part; but belief is only a stadium of mental action, an effect upon our nature due to thought, which will influence future thinking. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: September 10, 1839
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Die: 04-19, 1914
Occupation: Philosopher
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Charles Sanders Peirce (, like "purse", September 10, 1839 – April 19, 1914) was an American philosopher, logician, mathematician, and scientist who is sometimes known as "the father of pragmatism". He was educated as a chemist and employed as a scientist for 30 years. Today he is appreciated largely for his contributions to logic, mathematics, philosophy, scientific methodology, and semiotics, and for his founding of pragmatism (wikipedia)