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The Pragmatic Maxim: Essays on Peirce and pragmatism

Christopher Hookway

Abstract

Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1913) was the ‘founder of pragmatism’ and the most important and original American philosopher. He called himself a logician, making important contributions to the development of formal logic and to the study of the normative standards we should follow in carrying out inquiries and enhancing our knowledge in science and mathematics. His range was extensive: he founded an developed the discipline of semeiotic, a systematic account of the nature of thought, language, and other kinds of signs, and, as a systematic philosopher, he worked on metaphysics. The first seven ... More

Keywords: pragmatism, psychologism, fallibilism, Peirce, logic, perception, truth, reality, abduction, logic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199588381
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588381.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Hookway, author
University of Sheffield

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