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Living Doubt : Essays Concerning the Epistemology of Charles Sanders Peirce - G. Debrock

Living Doubt

Essays Concerning the Epistemology of Charles Sanders Peirce

By: G. Debrock (Editor), Menno Hulswit (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1994
ISBN: 9780792328988
Number Of Pages: 324

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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.

Introductionp. 1
The Products of Pragmatismp. 13
Realism and Antifoundationalismp. 25
Foundations, Circularity, and Transcendental Argumentsp. 33
Some Aspects of Peirce's Theory of Knowledgep. 43
Determinate Meaning and Analytic Truthp. 55
Peirce's Arguments for his Pragmatistic Maximp. 67
Evolutionary Epistemology and Pragmatismp. 79
The Antinomy of the Liar and the Concept of 'True Proposition' in Peirce's Semeioticp. 89
The Relevance of the Concept of Relation in Peircep. 95
Pragmatics and Semiotic: The Peircean Version of Ontology and Epistemologyp. 103
Peirce's Epistemology as a Generalized Theory of Languagep. 109
Peircean vs. Aristotelian Conception of Truthp. 125
Reason, Will and Belief: Insights from Duns Scotus and C.S. Peircep. 137
Peirce and Descartesp. 151
Peirce and Bolzanop. 157
Peirce and Wittgenstein's On Certaintyp. 171
Some Polish Contributions to Fallibilismp. 187
Peirce, Lakatos and Truthp. 197
Logical Intention and Comparative Principles of Empirical Logicp. 209
Peirce's Puzzle and Putnam's Progress: Why should I be reasonable?p. 225
Peirce and Davidson: Man is his Languagep. 237
Peirce's Semeiotic Naturalismp. 249
Perception, Conception and Linguistic Reproduction of Events and Time: the Category of Verbal Aspect in the Light of C.S. Peirce's Theory of Signsp. 257
A Survey of the Use and Usefulness of Peirce in Linguistics, in France in particularp. 275
Color as Abstractionp. 289
Indexp. 303
Notes on the Authorsp. 319
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ISBN: 9780792328988
ISBN-10: 0792328981
Series: Synthese Library (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 31st July 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.65