History and Applications

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In three comprehensive volumes, Logic of the Future presents a full panorama of Charles S. Peirce’s most important late writings. Among the most influential American thinkers, Peirce took his existential graphs to be a significant contribution to human thought. The manuscripts from 1895–1913, with many of them being published here for the first time, testify to the richness and open-endedness of his theory of logic and its applications. They also invite us to reconsider our ordinary conceptions of reasoning as well as the conventional stories concerning the evolution of modern logic.

This first volume of Logic of the Future is on the historical development, theory and application of Peirce’s graphical method and diagrammatic reasoning. It also illustrates the abundant further developments and applications Peirce envisaged existential graphs to have on the analysis of mathematics, language, meaning and mind.
Original languageEnglish
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages683
ISBN (Electronic)9783110651409
ISBN (Print)9783110649345, 9783110777529
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameLogic of The Future
ISSN (Print)2698-7155
ISSN (Electronic)2698-7163

User-Defined Keywords

  • Charles S. Peirce
  • existential graphs
  • graphical method of logic
  • logic and philosophy of logic
  • diagrammatic reasoning


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