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Charles Hartshorne claimed that

Peirce was pretty close to the first philosopher in the world who generalized the idea of freedom so that it applied to all the creatures....

In which writings does Charles Sanders Peirce generalize the idea of freedom so that it applies to all creatures?

This continues the exploration started in a previous question: Are there philosophers who have considered free will for agents who are not considered rational?


A New Worldview_An Interview with Charles and Dorothy Hartshorne, Center for Process Studies https://youtu.be/A4CLEpIY0hY

  • The Doctrine of Necessity Examined (1892), although you'll need the other Monist papers for context, especially The Architecture of Theories and The Law of Mind. – Conifold Oct 30 '18 at 2:33
  • @Conifold Both of those are in the Philosophical Writings of Peirce selected by Buchler. Thank you for the references. – Frank Hubeny Oct 30 '18 at 16:50
  • Ralph Cudworth stated, ...there is some contingent liberty in nature, and that men, and other rational creatures, can add or cast in something of their own to turn the scales... also, ...it is not easy to exclude brute animals from such a contingency as this... and, ...But whatever be the case of brute animals as to this particular, whose insides we cannot enter into... ia800406.us.archive.org/16/items/b28149294/b28149294.pdf – Bread Nov 11 '18 at 3:32
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    @Bread I think this reference shows that the idea did not originate with Peirce. Thank you! – Frank Hubeny Nov 11 '18 at 10:02

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