An inquiry into the question of what makes inquiry successful. On terminology. Requirements for studying philosophy are mastery of Euclid's Elements and mastery of common Greek, medieval Latin, English and German. Definition of "science." The distinction between descriptive and explanatory science. The classification of the sciences. The division of the theoretical sciences into mathematics, philosophy, and idioscopy the division of philosophy into phaneroscopy, normative science, and metaphysics. Truth and reality. Similarity of CSP's and James's viewpoints accounted for by the common acceptance of cognitionism, a position which derives from their teacher Chauncey Wright. But CSP questions James on the notion of the satisfactory. Remarks by CSP on his special talent and what it is that motivates him.
Classification of the sciences, Cognition (see also Belief Conception Thought), English language, Euclid, German (grammar see Grammar German), Greek, Idioscopy, Inquiry, James William, comparative Language, Logic (modal see Modality), Mathematics, Metaphysics, Normative science (see also Esthetics Ethics Logic), Phaneroscopy (see also Phaneron Phenomenology), Philosophy, Reality and truth, Satisfaction, classification of Science, definition of Science, theoretical Science, Terminology, Truth and reality, Wright Chauncey (see also Metaphysical Club)