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Logic of Relatives (1883)

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Logic of Relatives (1883), more precisely, "Note B. The Logic of Relatives", is the title of a 17 page addendum to the chapter entitled "A Theory of Probable Inference" that C.S. Peirce contributed to the volume, Studies in Logic by Members of the Johns Hopkins University, published by Little, Brown, and Company of Boston, MA, in 1883. This volume, edited by Peirce, collected works of his students at Johns Hopkins. As a body, these works broke new ground in several different directions of logical exploration at once.


  • Peirce, C.S., "Note B. The Logic of Relatives", pp, 187–203 in C.S. Peirce (ed.), Studies in Logic by Members of the Johns Hopkins University, Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, MA, 1883. Reprinted, Collected Papers, CP 3.328–358. Reprinted, Chronological Edition, CE 4, 453–466.


  • Peirce, C.S., Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce, vols. 1–6, Charles Hartshorne and Paul Weiss (eds.), vols. 7–8, Arthur W. Burks (ed.), Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1931–1935, 1958. Cited as (CP volume.paragraph).
  • Peirce, C.S., Writings of Charles S. Peirce : A Chronological Edition, Volume 4, 1879–1884, Peirce Edition Project (eds.), Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, 1986. Cited as (CE 4, page).

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