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Peirces epistemology

Author: William Hersey Davis
Publisher: The Hague : M. Nijhoff, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

This work is an essay in Peirce's epistemology, with about an equal emphasis on the "epistemology" as on the "Peirce's."


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Hersey Davis
ISBN: 9024712963 9789024712960
OCLC Number: 876085904
Description: VI, 163 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Inference: The Essence of All Thought.- A. There would be no telling of an intuition if we had one.- B. As a matter of fact the mind works inferentially.- C. Knowing is a process in time.- D. There is no intuitive self-consciousness.- E. Peirce's divergence from Kant.- F. Thought is sign activity.- II. Hypothesis or Abduction: The Originative Phase of Reasoning.- A. Deduction, Induction, and Abduction.- B. A suggested solution to the problem of induction.- C. Abduction and explanation.- D. What kind of abductions are meaningful, significant, admissible?.- 1. Time.- 2. Hardness.- 3. Eucharist.- 4. Absolute and relative motion.- E. The hypothesis of God: a test case.- F. Peirce and James.- G. Peirce and Kant.- H. Peirce and John Wisdom.- III. Fallibilism: The Self-Corrective Feature of Thought.- A. The notion of "meaning" examined on Peircean principles.- 1. Meaning and usage.- 2. Meaning as Law.- B. Organism and Interdependence in knowledge.- 1. Self-correction.- 2. Fallibilism.- 3. Contextualism and organism.- IV. Concrete Reasonableness: Cooperation Between Reason and Instinct.- A. Abduction is inference guided by nature's hand.- B. Evolution and Critical-commonsensism.- C. Theory and Practice.- V. The Cartesian Circle: A Final Look at Scepticism.- A. The theory of types as applied to ordinary language.- B. Believing is seeing.- C. Conclusions.- Indez.
Responsibility: by William H. Davis.


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