Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Truth, Rationality, and PragmatismThemes from Peirce$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christopher Hookway

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199256587

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199256586.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 19 February 2020

Common Sense, Pragmatism, and Rationality

Common Sense, Pragmatism, and Rationality

Chapter:
(p.198) 8 Common Sense, Pragmatism, and Rationality
Source:
Truth, Rationality, and Pragmatism
Author(s):

Christopher Hookway (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199256586.003.0009

Peirce defended ‘critical common‐sensism’, a modification of the common‐sense philosophy of Reid that reflected Peirce's Kantian affiliations. This chapter explores what is distinctive in Peirce's form of common‐sensism, discusses a range of examples of common‐sense beliefs, and discusses the role of the appeal to common‐sense in Pierce's account of rational self‐control. This appeal to common‐sense is an important plank in Peirce's rejection of Descartes's strategies in epistemology and in his defence of pragmatism.

Keywords:   common sense, Descartes, Kant, Peirce, pragmatism, Reid, self‐control

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .