The 1903 Lowell Lectures

Ahti Veikko Pietarinen*

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In three comprehensive volumes, Logic of the Future presents a full panorama of Charles S. Peirce's important late writings. Among the most influential American thinkers, Peirce took his existential graphs to be his greatest contribution to human thought. The manuscripts from 1895-1913, most of which are published here for the first time, testify 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 told about the evolution of modern logic. This second volume collects Peirce's writings on existential graphs related to his Lowell Lectures of 1903, the annus mirabilis of his that became decisive in the development of the mature theory of the graphical method of logic.

Original languageEnglish
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages443
ISBN (Electronic)9783110740462
ISBN (Print)9783110740356, 9783111124995
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2021

Publication series

NameLogic of The Future: Writings on Existential Graphs
ISSN (Print)2698-7155
ISSN (Electronic)2698-7163

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Charles S. Peirce
  • Diagrammatic reasoning
  • existential graphs
  • Graphical method of logic
  • Logic and philosophy of logic


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