PRAGMATISM (MS 279-335)
An abandoned draft of a letter to the editor of The Nation. After stating the purpose of the letter, CSP discusses his philosophical ancestry and the Metaphysical Club, of which he was a member in his youth. James's position contrasted with his own. Application of the pragmatic maxim to the problem of probability. Chance and tychism.
Autobiographical references, James William, Metaphysical Club (Cambridge), Pragmatism and Pragmaticism, maxim of Pragmatism and Pragmaticism, Probability and Chance, Tychism (see also Chance; Indeterminacy)
pp. 1-17, with 5 pp. of variants
PRAGMATISM / PROPOSED ARTICLE ON PRAGMATISM FOR THE NATION