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Charles S. Peirce's Evolutionary Philosophy - Carl R. Hausman

Charles S. Peirce's Evolutionary Philosophy

Paperback Published: 24th November 1997
ISBN: 9780521597364
Number Of Pages: 250

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Hausman has written a book whose purpose is to present Peirce's evolutionary realism as his systematic position. The book follows the thread of Peirce's Pragmaticism from its conception, through the theory of signs, the phenomenology and derivation of the categories to the concept of Synechism, which Hausman takes as the heart of Peirce's evolutionary realism. This is a well-organized discussion of Peirce's work, introducing a continuity to his theories. This book is recommended for upper-level undergraduate philosophy majors and graduate students, as well as professional philosophers.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Interpretive Orientationp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Origins of Pragmaticismp. 5
Semeiotic and Pragmaticismp. 8
The Phenomenological Categories and Semeioticp. 9
Foundations in Synechismp. 14
Conclusionp. 18
The Origins of Pragmaticismp. 20
Belief and the Logic of Inquiryp. 21
The Pragmatic Maximp. 37
Pragmaticism as a Realism or an Objective Idealismp. 51
Pragmaticism and Semeioticp. 57
Thoughts Are Signsp. 57
The Anti-Cartesian Basis of Pragmaticism and Semeioticp. 60
Signs and Their Conditionsp. 67
Incipient Signs and Semeiotic Processesp. 74
Representationp. 75
Interpretants and Objectsp. 79
Classes of Signsp. 84
The Categories and the Phenomenologyp. 94
The Nature and Function of Philosophical Categoriesp. 94
The Origin of the Categories in "On a New List of Categories"p. 96
From the Categories of the "New List" to the Phenomenologyp. 107
The Origin and Scope of Peirce's Phenomenologyp. 108
The Phenomenological Descriptionp. 113
The Foundational Role of Phenomenologyp. 113
The Aim, Method, and Scope of Phenomenologyp. 116
The Categories Phenomenologically Describedp. 120
Synechism and Peirce's Evolutionary Realismp. 140
Introductionp. 140
Epistemological Realist and Metaphysical Idealist or Epistemological Idealist and Metaphysical Realist?p. 143
The Terms Idealism and Realismp. 143
Peirce as Idealistp. 147
Passages Supportive of Peirce's Realismp. 150
Anti-idealismp. 153
Spontaneity, Synechism, and Evolution: The Realism at the Foundation of Pragmaticismp. 168
The Attack on Necessitarianismp. 169
Agapep. 173
Spontaneity and Continuityp. 177
Conclusionp. 190
Evolutionary Realism and the Linguistic Turnp. 194
An Overview of the Issuep. 197
Rorty's Contingency View of Languagep. 201
Davidson's Viewp. 206
Putnam's Realismp. 209
The Peircean Picturep. 214
The Dynamical Object as an "External" Worldp. 214
The Ideal Limit and Convergencep. 215
Local Extralinguistic Constraintsp. 221
Conclusionp. 224
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780521597364
ISBN-10: 0521597366
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 24th November 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.29  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.42

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