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    In 1909, in his Logic Notebook, Charles Sanders Peirce conducted what, to my knowledge, are the first experiments with many-valued post-Aristotelian logic. As these experiments are entirely contained in a handful of pages in his notebook, which were not published or discussed by other authors during his lifetime, his reasons are open to conjecture. By examining and transcribing these pages and connecting them to his larger body of philosophy, I show how his motivations lie within his views on mo…Read more
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    Peirce's Triadic Logic: Modality and Continuity
    Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 57 (2): 149-171. 2021.
    In early 1909, Charles S. Peirce conducted a series of experiments with three-valued logic, anticipating the pioneering work of Jan Łukasiewicz and Emil Post by ten years. These experiments are entirely contained within six or seven pages of Peirce's Logic Notebook. Due to the work of Atwell Turquette, the formalisms contained in those pages are relatively well understood. What is less understood are Peirce's philosophical reasons for conducting those experiments. His explanation of the need for…Read more