A. MS. notebook
PRAGMATISM (MS 279-335)
A knowledge of logic is requisite for understanding metaphysics. The three categories are not original with CSP; they permeate human thought for all time. Statement of his own early intellectual behavior. The year 1856 is given as the year of his first serious study of philosophy. Beginning with esthetics (Schiller's Aesthetische Briefe) he proceeded to logic and the analytic part of the Critic of Pure Reason. Mentions his subsequent neglect of esthetics and his incompetence in this area. Reflections on esthetics. Is there such a quality as beauty? Is beauty the name we give to whatever we enjoy contemplating regardless of the reasons for liking it? Esthetic quality related to the three categories: It is Firstness that belongs to a Thirdness in its achievement of Secondness. Reflections on ethics.
Aesthetische Briefe (Schiller), Autobiographical references, Categories, Esthetics, Ethics, Firstness (see also Categories; Feeling; Monad; Quality), Kant Immanuel and Kant studies (CSP's), Logic and metaphysics, Metaphysics, Metaphysics and logic, Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism, Pragmatism and Pragmaticism, Schiller Friedrich, Secondness (see also Categories; Effort; Reaction), Thirdness
PRAGMATISM / LECTURES ON PRAGMATISM