MATHEMATICS (MS 1-278)
This manuscript should be compared with MS. 16, to which it bears a special similarity. See also MS. 250 where CSP defines "mathematics" as "the tracing out of the consequences of an hypothesis." Five definitions of "mathematics." Benjamin Peirce's definition found acceptable with modification. "Science" defined in terms of the activity of scientists, not in terms of its content or "truths." Probable inference and certain features of mathematical proof (pp. 7-10).
Mathematics, Probability and Chance, logic of Quantity, definition of Science
pp. 1-9; 7-10 of another draft.
MATHEMATICS / THE SIMPLEST MATHEMATICS