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C. S. Peirce and the Nested Continua Model of Religious Interpretation

Gary Slater

Abstract

The writings of the American pragmatist thinker Charles S. Peirce (1839–1914) provide resources for a hermeneutical model called the nested continua model of religious interpretation. A diagrammatic demonstration of iconic relational logic akin to Peirce’s Existential Graphs, the nested continua model is rendered as a series of concentric circles graphed upon a two-dimensional plane. When faced with some problem of interpretation, one may draw discrete markings that signify that problem’s logical distinctions, then represent in the form of circles successive contexts by which these distinction ... More

Keywords: C. S. Peirce, Peter Ochs, Robert C. Neville, Scriptural Reasoning, aesthetic, axiology, logic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198753230
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753230.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Slater, author
University of Oxford