Deduction, Induction, and Hypothesis (Illustrated) by Charles Peirce

Deduction, Induction, and Hypothesis (Illustrated)

byCharles Peirce, Timeless Books: Editor

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In 1934, Paul Weiss, an American philosopher, the founder of The Review of Metaphysics, and the Metaphysical Society of America, called Charles Peirce "the most original and versatile of American philosophers and America's greatest logician".

In 1943, Webster's Biographical Dictionary added Charles Peirce’s introduction as "now regarded as the most original thinker and greatest logician of his time."

Max Fisch, a well-known writer of identity, individuality, responsibility, morality, and political commitment, commented Charles Peirce as the follow:

“Who is the most original and the most versatile intellect that the Americas have so far produced? The answer Charles S. Peirce is uncontested, because any second would be so far behind as not to be worth nominating. He was mathematician, astronomer, chemist, geodesist, surveyor, cartographer, metrologist, spectroscopist, engineer, inventor; psychologist, philologist, lexicographer, historian of science, mathematical economist, lifelong student of medicine; book reviewer, dramatist, actor, short story writer; phenomenologist, semiotician, logician, rhetorician and metaphysician.”

Without any doubt, Charles Peirce is in the row of the best minds with Henry George, William James, Thorstein Veblen, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

In 1878, Charles Peirce published his foundational paper to his theory of logic and science DEDUCTION, INDUCTION, AND HYPOTHESIS. In this paper, Peirce showed his distinction between deduction, induction and abduction. He presented his views on the subject from an understanding of deduction, induction and hypotheses as types of reasoning to understanding them as stages of inquiry very tightly connected. Peirce then showed the distinctions between qualitative and quantitative induction, the distinctions between theorematical and corollarial deduction, the distinctions between mathematics and logic. He advocated that an avenue was opened up allowing the entry of chance as a fundamental and absolute entity.

This is a must-read book to understand the foundational thought of Philosophy, Logic, and Science by Charles Peirce, one of the greatest philosophers and logicians in the world.

 

 

Title:Deduction, Induction, and Hypothesis (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 14, 2016Publisher:Timeless BooksLanguage:English

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