Call for Experience
Hosted by the Houghton Library at Harvard, July 20-21, 2014
Peirce scholars and Peirce-inspired computer technology researchers
will investigate Peirce's challenge, referring to his manuscript corpus:
... no human being could ever put together the fragments.
I could not do so myself
(CSP MS 302, 1903).
We now have the opportunity to collaborate and use capabilities that
Peirce could only imagine when he posed the practical question:
... how much the business of thinking a machine could possibly be made
to perform, and what part of it must be left to the living mind (CSP MS 831, 1887)
We plan to:
- explore the challenges of reconstructing Peirce's manuscript archive,
- examine technology to support reasoning in evidence-gathering and interpretation, and
- consider creating an “evolving transdisciplinary-crowdsourced catalogue” to relate
Peircian concepts and reveal implicit connections, for continuously improving
scholarship as reconstruction proceeds.
using technology developed in the past 100 years.
Updated September 20, 2014