Strands of System: The Philosophy of Charles Peirce
The American thinker Charles Sanders Peirce, best known as the founder of pragmatism, has been influential not only in the pragmatic tradition but more recently in the philosophy of science and the study of semiotics, or sign theory. Strands of System provides an accessible overview of Peirce's systematic philosophy for those who are beginning to explore his thinking and its import for more recent trends in philosophy.
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abductive inference aesthetic architectonic argued Brent Charles Charles Sanders Peirce claim concerning conduct cosmology critical deduction described dimension doctrine doubt effect ence essay ethics example existential graphs experience experiential fact fallibilism Fisch Fixation fixing belief function God's reality growth guiding principles habits Hausman Hookway humble argument hypothesis ideal ideas important induction inductive reasoning insofar instinct intellectual interpretation involves James kind later lectures logical question mathematics ment metaphysics method of inquiry methodeutic mind Misak Moreover Murphey musement muser nature Neglected Argument nominalistic normative sciences notion object ontology opinion Peirce believed Peirce saw Peirce's conception Peirce's philosophy perception perceptual judgment phenomenology play possibility pragmaticism pragmatism pragmatists priori method proposition reader realism reasoning religion religious retroduction role scientific method self-control semeiotic sense signs social impulse speculative grammar suggests synechism theory of inquiry things third thought three Universes tion trichotomies true truth tychism vague validity