PRAGMATISM (MS 279-335)
Nichol's book is used mainly as a point of departure for CSP's own views. An early expression of the first article of the Monist series of 1905-06 on pragmatism (G-1905-1a). Published, in part, as 8.194-195 (pp. 12-15). Unpublished is a description of the experimentalist's way of thinking. CSP's disagreement with Balfour on the question of a physical reality unraveled in experiments whether a belief in a non-experiential reality is the unalterable faith of the scientist. Pragmatism, pragmaticism, and common sense. Tin doubts, toy baby scepticism. Meaning of a proper name. The pragmaticist's use of the term "real." Generality as an indispensible condition of reality. Generality and its relationship both to evolution and to the summum bonum. The pragmaticistic analysis of past and future.
Balfour Arthur, Common sense (see also Critical commonsensism), Cosmology, Doubt, tin (see also Belief; Surprise), Evolution, Experimentation, Generality, Nichols Herbert l, Pragmatism and Pragmaticism, pragmatist's use of Real, physical Reality, Scepticism, Summum bonum, Time
pp. 1-6, 7 1/2-23, with parts of several other drafts, but no continuous draft
PRAGMATISM / MISCELLANEOUS