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The pragmatic maxim : essays on Peirce and pragmatism

Author: Christopher Hookway
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Christopher Hookway presents a series of essays on the work of Charles Sanders Peirce, the 'founder of pragmatism' and one of the most important and original American philosophers. He illuminates how Peirce's writings on truth, science, and the nature of meaning contribute to philosophical understanding in ongoing debates.
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Named Person: Charles S Peirce; Charles S Peirce; Charles S Peirce
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hookway
ISBN: 9780199588381 0199588384
OCLC Number: 801588462
Description: vi, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Peirce and Scepticism --
2. Fallibilism and the Aim of Inquiry --
3. Truth, Reality, and Convergence --
4. Interrogatives and Uncontrollable Abductions --
5. Normative Logic and Psychology: Peirce's Rejection of Psychologism --
6. `The Form of a Relation': Peirce and Mathematical Structuralism --
7. `A Sort of Composite Photograph': Pragmatism, Ideas, and Schematism --
8. Pragmatism and the Given: C. I. Lewis, Quine, and Peirce --
9. The Principle of Pragmatism: Peirce's Formulations and Examples --
10. Logical Principles and Philosophical Attitudes: Peirce's Response to James's Pragmatism --
11. How Peirce Argued for his Pragmatist Maxim.
Responsibility: by Christopher Hookway.

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Christopher Hookway presents a series of essays on the work of Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1913), the 'founder of pragmatism' and one of the most important and original American philosophers. He  Read more...

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Christopher Hookway is one of the very finest scholars of C. S. Peirce and the tradition he founded - American pragmatism . . . These essays are required reading for anyone interested in Peirce or Read more...

 
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