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Charles Sanders Peirce : a life

Author: Joseph Brent
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. and enl. edView all editions and formats

A new edition issued in paperback of the critically acclaimed biography of Charles Sanders Peirce.


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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles S Peirce; Charles S Peirce; Charles S Peirce; Charles S Peirce; Charles S Peirce; Charles S Peirce; Charles S Peirce
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Brent
ISBN: 0253211611 9780253211613 9780253333506 0253333504 0585037469 9780585037462
OCLC Number: 38993171
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1993
Description: xx, 412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Thomas A. Sebeok --
Preface to the second edition --
Preface to the first edition --
Introduction : facets of the puzzle --
1. Father, son and Melusina : 1839-1871 --
2. "Our hour of triumph is what brings the void" : 1871-1882 --
3. Expulsion from the Academy and the search for a new Eden : 1883-1891 --
4. Paradise lost : 1890-1900 --
5. Endgame : 1900-1914 --
6. The wasp in the bottle --
Appendix 1. Glossary of terms as used by Peirce --
Appendix 2. Chronology.
Responsibility: Joseph Brent.


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[P]eirce himself displayed both logical brilliance and serious moral weaknesses, as Brent's narrative so vividly illustrates. This is one of the central, tragic paradoxes of Peirce's life and Read more...

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