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TitleLiving Doubt [electronic resource] : Essays concerning the epistemology of Charles Sanders Peirce / edited by Guy Debrock, Menno Hulswit
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1994
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Descript XI, 324 p. 1 illus. online resource


Charles Sanders Peirce (1839--1914) has often been referred to as one of the most important North American philosophers, but the real extent of his philosophical importance is only now beginning to emerge. Peirce's ̀pragmaticism' (his own term) may provide the key to an epistemological theory which avoids both the Scylla of foundationalism and the Charybdis of relativism. Peirce's ̀Logic', linked to a conception of knowledge and of science, is increasingly coming to be recognised as the only possible one. In Living Doubt, 26 papers are presented by some of the world's leading philosophers, demonstrating the rich and cosmopolitan variety of approach to Peirce's epistemology. The contributions are grouped under three general headings: Knowledge, truth and the pragmatic principle; Peirce and the epistemological tradition; and Knowledge, language and semeiotic


Knowledge, Truth and the Pragmatic Principle -- The Products of Pragmatism -- Realism and Antifoundationalism -- Foundations, Circularity, and Transcendental Arguments -- Some Aspects of Peirceโ{128}{153}S Theory of Knowledge -- Determinate Meaning and Analytic Truth -- Peirceโ{128}{153}s Arguments for his Pragmatistic Maxim -- Evolutionary Epistemology and Pragmatism -- The Antinomy of the Liar and the Concept of โ{128}{152}True Propositionโ{128}{153} in Peirceโ{128}{153}s Semeiotic -- The Relevance of the Concept of Relation in Peirce -- Pragmatics and Semeiotic: The Peircean Version of Ontology and Epistemology -- Peirceโ{128}{153}s Epistemology as a Generalized Theory of Language -- Peirce and the Epistemological Tradition -- Peircean vs. Aristotelian Conception of Truth -- Reason, Will and Belief: Insights from Duns Scotus and C.S. Peirce -- Peirce and Descartes -- Peirce and Bolzano -- Peirce and Wittgensteinโ{128}{153}s on Certainty -- Some Polish Contributions to Fallibilism -- Peirce, Lakatos and Truth -- Logical Intention and Comparative Principles of Empirical Logic -- Peirceโ{128}{153}s Puzzle and Putnamโ{128}{153}s Progress: Why Should I be Reasonable? -- Peirce and Davidson: Man is his Language -- Knowledge, Language and Semeiotic -- Peirceโ{128}{153}s Semeiotic Naturalism -- Perception, Conception and Linguistic Reproduction of Events and Time: The Category of Verbal Aspect in the Light of C.S. Peirceโ{128}{153}s Theory of Signs -- A Survey of the use and Usefulness of Peirce in Linguistics, in France in Particular -- Color as Abstraction

Philosophy Epistemology Modern philosophy Pragmatism Philosophy Epistemology Pragmatism Modern Philosophy


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