The Resource Peirce's scientific metaphysics : the philosophy of chance, law, and evolution, Andrew Reynolds

Peirce's scientific metaphysics : the philosophy of chance, law, and evolution, Andrew Reynolds

Label
Peirce's scientific metaphysics : the philosophy of chance, law, and evolution
Title
Peirce's scientific metaphysics
Title remainder
the philosophy of chance, law, and evolution
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Reynolds
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Peirce's Scientific Metaphysics is devoted to understanding Charles Sanders Peirce's (1839-1914) metaphysics from the perspective of the scientific questions that motivated his thinking." "While offering a detailed account of the scientific ideas and theories essential for understanding Peirce's metaphysical system (e.g., the irreversibility of time and the reversibility of physical laws, the statistical law of large numbers), this book is written in a manner accessible to the non-specialist. This will make it especially attractive to students of Peirce's philosophy who lack familiarity with the scientific and mathematical ideas that are so central to his thought. Those with an interest in the history and philosophy of science, especially concerning the application of statistical and probabilistic thinking to physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and cosmology, will find this discussion of Peirce's philosophy invaluable."--Jacket
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
110/.92
Index
index present
LC call number
B945.P44
LC item number
R49 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Vanderbilt library of American philosophy
Label
Peirce's scientific metaphysics : the philosophy of chance, law, and evolution, Andrew Reynolds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-222) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Summary Statement of the Cosmology
  • Irreversibility in Physics
  • Nineteenth-Century Physics
  • The Laws of Motion
  • The Law of Vis Viva
  • The Conservation of Energy Principle
  • The Doctrine of the Conservation of Energy
  • Conditions for Reversibility
  • The Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Kinetic Theory of Gases, and the Law of Large Numbers
  • Irreversibility in Psychics
  • Scientific and Philosophical Background
  • The Law of Mind
  • Causation and Mental Activity
  • Teleology and the Action of Mind
  • The Problem of Mind-Matter Reductionism
  • What Is Time?
  • Irreversibility in Physiology and Evolution
  • Physiology
  • The Molecular Theory of Protoplasm
  • Protoplasm, Habit, and Nutrition
  • Evolution
  • Naturphilosophie, Evolution, and the Law of Large Numbers
  • The Influence of Darwin
  • Peirce's Classification of Evolutionary Philosophies
  • Cosmology and Synechism
  • Order Out of Chaos
  • Variation and the Law of Large Numbers
  • Agapasm and the Law of Large Numbers
  • Rival Cosmologies
  • Elliptic Philosophy
  • Parabolic Philosophy
  • Hyperbolic Philosophy
  • Agnosticism, Necessitarianism, and the Mechanical Philosophy
  • Peirce's Acquaintance with Modern Physics
  • Chance and Law
  • What Is Chance?
  • The Laws of Chance
  • The Law of Habit
  • The Redundancy Problem
  • The Incompatibility Problem
  • Peirce and Prigogine
  • Synechism, Tychism, and Agapism
  • Motivations for a Cosmology
  • What Is a Hypothesis?
  • Synechism
  • Objective Idealism
Control code
ocm50321361
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585407739
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b27409478
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50321361
  • ebsco0585407738
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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