How to Make Our Ideas Clear

Title

How to Make Our Ideas Clear

Description

Originally published in the Popular Science Monthly, vol. 12 (January 1878): 286-302. This is the second installment in Peirce's "Illustrations of the Logic of Science" series.

According to Houser and Kloesel (Eds.), The Essential Peirce, vol. 1 (Bloomington: Indiana, 1992), p. 124, this paper "criticizes Descartes' doctrine of the clearness of ideas and goes on to develop Peirce's own theory, according to which there are three levels or grades of clearness. The theory of meaning associated with the third grade of clearness is represented in the pragmatic maxim," which Peirce then applies toward the clarification of conceptions like 'hardness', 'weight', and 'reality'.

Creator

Peirce, Charles Sanders (1839-1914)

Source

Popular Science Monthly, vol. 12 (January 1878): 286-302

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Date

1878-01

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English

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Date Added
November 16, 2012
Collection
Illustrations of the Logic of Science, 1877-1878
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Citation
Peirce, Charles Sanders (1839-1914), “How to Make Our Ideas Clear,” Charles S. Peirce, Philosophical Writings, accessed September 21, 2018, https://cspeirce.omeka.net/items/show/3.