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Peirce : a guide for the perplexed

Author: Cornelis De Waal
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Series: Guides for the perplexed.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Sanders Peirce, the founder of pragmatism, is a hugely important and influential thinker in the history of American philosophy. His philosophical interests were broad and he made significant contributions in several different areas of thought. Moreover, his contributions are intimately connected and his philosophy designed to form a coherent and systematic whole. Peirce: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Charles S Peirce; Charles S Peirce
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cornelis De Waal
ISBN: 9781441198624 1441198628 9781847065162 1847065163 9781283874120 1283874121
OCLC Number: 821933680
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed Dec. 18, 2012).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Life and work; 1.1 The birth of a polymath; 1.2 An Outsider; 1.3 The Peirce papers; 1.4 Classifying the sciences; Chapter 2 Mathematics and philosophy; 2.1 Kant's conception of mathematics; 2.2 The exact study of ideal states of things; 2.3 Mathematical reasoning; 2.4 Mathematics, philosophy, and logic; Chapter 3 Phenomenology and the categories; 3.1 Phenomenology; 3.2 Derivation of the categories; Chapter 4 The normative science of logic; 4.1 Grounding logic in ethics and esthetics; 4.2 Instinct versus reason. 4.3 The elementary modes of reasoning4.4 Deduction and induction; 4.5 Abduction; 4.6 The logic of relatives; 4.7 The geometry of thought: Existential graphs; Chapter 5 Semeiotics, or the doctrine of signs; 5.1 Two schools of semeiotics; 5.2 Peirce's definition of the sign; 5.3 The interpretant; 5.4 The object; 5.5 Three questions; 5.6 A classification of signs; Chapter 6 Philosophy of science; 6.1 The sole purpose of inquiry is to fix belief; 6.2 Four ways of fixing belief; 6.3 The demarcation of science; Chapter 7 Pragmatism; 7.1 "How to Make Our Ideas Clear"; 7.2 Proving pragmatism. 7.3 Some applications of the pragmatic maximChapter 8 Truth and reality; 8.1 Getting clear on truth and reality; 8.2 Truth as the end of inquiry; 8.3 Nominalism, realism, idealism; Chapter 9 Mind, God, and cosmos; 9.1 A critique of determinism; 9.2 Three modes of evolution; 9.3 The origin and nature of natural laws; 9.4 Mind, self, and person; 9.5 The development of concrete reasonableness; 9.6 God, science, and religion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Guides for the perplexed.
Responsibility: Cornelis de Waal.

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Charles Sanders Peirce, the founder of pragmatism, is a hugely important and influential thinker in the history of American philosophy. His philosophical interests were broad and he made significant contributions in several different areas of thought. Moreover, his contributions are intimately connected and his philosophy designed to form a coherent and systematic whole. Peirce: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear and thorough account of Peirce's life and thought, his major works and ideas, providing an ideal guide to this important and complex thinker. The book introduces all the key concept.

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Peirce has a new way to think about things and de Waal describes this quite well. -- Jesse J. Thomas * Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies *

 
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