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MS L75
Logic, Regarded As Semeiotic
(The Carnegie application of 1902)

Edited by Joseph Ransdell

* Editorial Introduction
* VERSION 1:  An Integrated Reconstruction
* VERSION 2:  Presented in Compositional Order  
(NOTE: In preparation; only Drafts A, B, and C
are presently available


Manuscript L75, from the Nachlass of Charles Sanders Peirce, consists of five draft versions and a final version of an application to the Carnegie Institution for support for a comprehensive presentation by Peirce himself of his work in logic. If you are not already acquainted with the manuscript you should read first :

The EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION, which explains the special significance of this manuscript in the corpus of Peirce's work generally and the rationale for the extensive editorial construction in Version 1 in particular.
Or you might want to go directly to:
VERSION 1, which is an editorial reconstruction in which the material in the first five drafts has been distributively interpolated into the final draft, using a special "weaving" technique that is appropriate in this particular case, owing to the special character of the draft pages and their relationship to the version actually submitted. The editorial aim is to make the overall form of Peirce's project more intelligible.
Or you might instead want to go directly to:
VERSION 2, which is a presentation of the same material in the order of draft composition, involving five preliminary drafts and ending with the manuscript actually submitted by Peirce to the Carnegie Institution. [NOTE: This version is currently under construction as an HTML document, but parts of it -- the first three draft versions -- are available if you are interested in how it is being handled for screen presentation.] The special interest that attaches to this version of it lies, first, in the way it reveals Peirce's exploratory compositional method and the intellectual value of following out his line of thought as developed in this way, and, second, and more important perhaps, it is being presented here with an accompanying iconic replication of the MS itself, so that the readers can verify for themselves the accuracy of the transcription by calling up the icon of the original on-screen, and so that those aspects of the original that cannot be transcribed are available, too.

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