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Peirce and the Conduct of Life
Sentiment and Instinct in Ethics and Religion

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  • Date Published: August 2016
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107161306

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  • Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914) is regarded as the founding father of pragmatism and a key figure in the development of American philosophy, yet his practical philosophy remains under-acknowledged and misinterpreted. In this book, Richard Atkins argues that Peirce did in fact have developed and systematic views on ethics, on religion, and on how to live, and that these views are both plausible and relevant. Drawing on a controversial lecture that Peirce delivered in 1898 and related works, he examines Peirce's theories of sentiment and instinct, his defence of the rational acceptability of religious belief, his analysis of self-controlled action, and his pragmatic account of practical ethics, showing how he developed his views and how they interact with those of his great contemporary William James. This study will be essential for scholars of Peirce and for those interested in American philosophy, pragmatism, the philosophy of religion, the philosophy of action, and ethics.

    • A rare book-length study of Peirce's practical philosophy which delves into a little-studied area of Peirce's thought
    • Contrasts Peirce's views with those of William James, appealing to those who have an interest in the thought of James or pragmatism more generally
    • Develops a detailed analysis of the increasingly popular debate on self-controlled action
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    '… it is a review of contemporary Peirce scholarship as scholars argue about the correct interpretation of Peirce's often ambiguous texts.' The Review of Metaphysics

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    • Date Published: August 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107161306
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 156 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations
    Introduction
    1. Peirce's 'paradoxical irradiations' and James's The Will to Believe
    2. A defense of Peirce's sentimental conservatism
    3. Heeding the call of one's savior
    4. On becoming welded into the universal continuum
    5. Self-control and moral responsibility
    6. Peirce and practical ethics
    Bibliography.

  • Author

    Richard Atkins, Boston College, Massachusetts
    Richard Atkins is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, Massachusetts. He is the author of Puzzled?! An Introduction to Philosophizing (2015) and numerous essays on the philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce.

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