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The origins of pragmatism: studies in the philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce and William James,

Author: A J Ayer
Publisher: San Francisco, Freeman, Cooper [1968]
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Ayer, A.J. (Alfred Jules), 1910-1989.
Origins of pragmatism.
San Francisco, Freeman, Cooper [1968]
(OCoLC)609510056
Named Person: Charles S Peirce; William James; Charles S Peirce; William James; William James; Charles S Peirce
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Ayer
OCLC Number: 372013
Description: x, 336 pages 24 cm
Contents: Charles Sanders Pierce --
The bases of Peirce's pragmatism --
His theory of truth --
His theory of meaning --
What is belief --
Operations on concepts --
Concessions to realism --
Peirce's philosophy of science --
The three kinds of reasoning --
The justification of induction --
The factor of chance --
Peirce's categories and his theory of signs --
The three categories --
Feeling and perception --
Facts and laws --
The interpretation of signs --
The division of signs --
Types and tokens --
Icons, indices and symbols --
Propositions and their subjects --
Appraisal of Peirce's theory of signs --
William James --
The will to believe and the pragmatic theory of truth --
James's emotional commitments --
The nature of truth --
Truth in relation to matters of fact --
A priori truths --
Moral and aesthetic judgements --
The will and its freedom --
The place of religious belief --
Radical empiricism --
The data of experience --
Sensation and perception --
The genesis of space --
The genesis of time --
The analysis of memory --
The knower and the known --
The concept of the self --
A theory of personal identity --
Percepts and concepts --
The construction of the physical world --
Experiences in their double aspect --
The basis of the construction --
The question of privacy --
The construction outlined --
On what there is.
Responsibility: by A.J. Ayer.

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