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Peirce Archive: tutti i manoscritti online di Pierce

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Il Peirce Archive è l’interessante sito del progetto dell’Università Humbolt di Berlino che contiene le digitalizzazioni dei numerossimi manoscritti di Pierce. I manoscritti spaziano dalla matematica alla logica, alla geologia, alla semiotica e storia della scienze e si caratterizzano per l’abbondanza di illustrazioni, schizzi, annotazioni,  elementi essenziali per la comprensione del pensiero del filosofo.

Le digitalizzazioni presenti attingono all’Archivio del filosofo conservato presso l’Hougthon Library dell’ Harvard University.

Convinced as he was that thought is done in the making, and that the creativity of our minds is only deployed when the latter is endowed “with pencil and plenty of paper”, Peirce manipulated his own papers as a sort of laboratory of his philosophical and scientific ideas. The reductions of this extraordinary laboratory to printed versions (which is, of course, ineludible) inevitably entails a loss of philosophical complexity.

The project aims at making up for this loss. To this point a specific dimension of the project’s work is also related, which concerns in particular the philosophical and interpertive importance of the non-textual and figurative material that is contained in Peirce’s Nachlass. Peirce was famously convinced of the pivotal role of images (and their experimental manipulation) for the production of intellectual content. Relying on this conviction, he put forth a diagrammatic logical calculus that has gained worldwide recognition as the most powerful non-verbal formalization of thought ever proposed. Over and above this, however, his papers literally bristle with countless drawings of all kinds (from scientific illustrations to caricatures and doodles) which strongly call for systematic examination.

 

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The Commens Dictionary of Peirce’s Terms: un dizionario dedicato a Pierce

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The Commens Dictionary of Peirce’s Terms  è il dizionario dei termini usati da Peirce spiegati con citazioni tratte dalle opere dello stesso filosofo. All’interno di ogni voce,  le citazioni di Pierce  sono ordinate cronologicamente. Il dizionario non ha la pretesa di “coprire” tutta l’opera e il pensiero di Peirce, né fornisce un’introduzione al pensiero del fondatore del pragmatismo, ma si offre come strumento utile per i ricercatori e gli studenti.  Il dizionario è inserito nell’interessante e ricco progetto Commens Web Site  itneramente dedicato a Peirce e curato dal Metaphysical Club dell’Università di Helsinky.

The dictionary has been compiled according to the following set of principles:

  • All definitions and characterisations are by Peirce himself; editorial input is limited to the selection and highlighting of relevant quotations, in addition to abbreviations of certain passages (marked with brackets).
  • The dictionary does not attempt to synthesise the various definitions or explain variations in Peirce’s terminology; secondary comments are separated from the main entries and open up in new browser windows (requires javascript).
  • Terms are identified and individuated by the actual words used. That is, different words are treated as different terms, except in cases where synonymy is deemed to be beyond all doubt and no significant differences can be ascertained in Peirce’s use of the different words.
  • Attention is paid to Peirce’s conceptual development; the quotations are listed in reverse chronological order. Passages from undated manuscripts are placed last.
  • Anyone can suggest additions or corrections to the dictionary, but the editors reserve the right to select and edit the entries.”

Per le segnalazioni di nuove voci da inserire è disponibile una web-form da compilare. Ogni nuovo contributo sarà poi sottoposto al comitato editoriale.

 

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