Unpublished Titles, Drafts and Manuscripts


1961   The beginning of the two insight years that launched the Logic Alphabet.
1963   A formal set of binary signs for the propositional calculus. 
           The first description of the Logic Alphabet and the first rejection for publication.
1967   The impact of modern logic on its own symbolism. 
           Draft with diagrams.
1968   The complete tabular calculation of (A * B) * (A * B) is equivalent to (A * B).          
           The first construction of the set of sixteen (16 by 16) tables.  [See Drafts 1982a,b]
1975a  The Logic Alphabet: A scavenger's guide to a symmetry positional notation.
            Early extended draft: Conceptual foundation and description of the system.
1975b  Chess set model in three layers that places 16 chess pieces between and in isomorphism 
            with the Logic Alphabet and Peirce's 1902 Box-X notation for the binary connectives. 
            Gift to Max H. Fisch (Aug 22).  Now retained at the Peirce Edition Project, 
            Cavanaugh Hall, IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana.
1976a  Application submitted for U S Patent.  [See Publication 1981]
1976b  Xerox copies of 35 photogrphs of models of the Logic Alphabet.
1976c  Lazy logic: The proper fruit of a good notation.  Draft preparation.
1976d  A short note on the Logic Aphabet.  Unpublished announcement.
1976e  A short report on the Logic Alphabet.  Unpublished manuscript.
1976f  Charles Sanders Peirce and the first symmetry-positional notation.
           Notebook outline draft mailed to Max H. Fisch, May 1.
1977a  What a chess set and a rhombic dodecahedron can tell us about a good notation
             for the propositional calculus.  Unpublished manuscript.

1977b  How to build a notation that is phonetic, iconic, and symmetry positional.
            Unpublished manuscript.
1977c  Finger logic: A game of touch for the sixteen binary connectives.
            Unpublished manuscript.
1978   Welcome to the land of the Logic Alphabet.  First draft of a manuscript.
1979a  Model of a logical garnet.  Short description plus full page drawing.
1979b  Flipstick logic.  Unpublished manuscript.

1979c  Creative foresight in Peirce's early notations for symbolic logic.
           NEH Grant Proposal for 1980-81 (Category B).  Not allowed.
1980a  Truth tables, negation tables, and symmetry groups.  Projected title.
1980b  A symmetry model of the 4096 substitutions in (A * B) * (A * B).  Projected title.
1980c  How to subject a 3-cube of flipsticks to an I Ching table of symmetry transformations. 
            Projected title
1981a  Decoding the dance of a logic bug.  Projected title.
1981b  Symmetry models of a master equivalence that activates 1024 atomic equivalences. 
            Unpublished manuscript.
1982a  Symmetry and flip card models for the 4096 equivalences 
            in (A * B) * (A * B) is equivalent to (A * B).  Projected title.  [See Draft 1968]
1982b  The Logic Alphabet takes another look at the Clark-Menger tables:          
            An introduction to Flip Card Logic.   Unpublished draft.

1982c  Beginning of the first full-year sabbatical at the Peirce Edition Project. 
            Along with identifying pages and tables located elsewhere in the Peirce 
            Papers, tree diagrams were drawn that reconstruct the order in which Peirce
            wrote the 950 pages, including many pages of rewrites, that constitute the
            the three versions of "The Simplest Mathematics" (MSS 430, 431, and 429).
            This work is in preparation for a later volume of the Writings of Charles S.
            Peirce and is on file at the Peirce Edition Project.
1983   Negation, interdefinability, and the 16 binary connectives. 
           Presented as a play in five acts.  Unpublished manuscript
1984   The trinomial theorem, triangular coordinates, and equilateral truth tables as the 
           conceptual frame in which to activate the relational iconicity in Peirce's triadic logic. 
           Unpublished draft.  [See Publication 1991]
1986   The Logic Alphabet and N-adic operators. 
           Long letter to Theodore Messenger at the University of North Dakota. March 5-7.

1989   Beginning of the second full-year sabbatical at the Peirce Edition Project.  A 
           reconstruction was made of the order in which Peirce wrote almost 500
           pages, including rewrites, in which the multiple versions of the "Carnegie
           Proposal" (L75) were prepared to present the "Minute Logic" as a series of
           memoirs.  Consequently, it becomes evident that writing the Minute Logic
           went through three stages: (1) from the correspondence beginning in the
           middle of 1901, (2) to the long chapters written from the end of 1901 well 
           into 1902, and (3) to the submission of the final version of the Carnegie
           Proposal in July 1902.  This work is in preparation for a later volume of the
           Writings of Charles S. Peirce and is on file at the Peirce Edition Project.
1990   Tautologies that calculate themselves.  Projected title.
1993    A lowland analogy that tells us how to think about and how to construct   
            a logical garnet.  Unpublished outline. 
1994    Future shock, unnecessary thinking, and the need for a good notation in logic. 
            Unpublished manuscript.
1996   A few remarks that lead to a sunburst of 48 logical garnets. 
           Significantly enlarged in July 2000.  Unpublished guide to the symmetry groups.
1999   Mirror logic as a special case of transformational logic.  Projected title.
2001   Logic before logic becomes logic.  Projected title.
2002   Relational iconicity: Both in your head and in the notation.  Projected title.