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The Cambridge Companion to Peirce

The Cambridge Companion to Peirce

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Cheryl Misak, Sami Philstrom, John Boler, David Wiggins, Christopher Hookway, Douglas Anderson, Sandra Rosenthal, T. L. Short, Peter Skagested, Isaac Levi, Randall Dipert
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  • Date Published: July 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521579100

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  • Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914), the founder of pragmatism, is generally considered the most significant American philosopher. Popularized by William James and John Dewey, pragmatism advocates that our philosophical theories be linked to experience and practice. The essays in this volume reveal how Peirce developed this concept.

    • Has standard Companion virtues of being accessible, systematic and comprehensive
    • Louis Menand's recent bestseller, The Metaphysical Club, has rekindled interest in Peirce and American philosophy
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This volume contains 11 essays that expertly cover many aspects of the philosophy of the classical American pragmatist Charles Sanders Peirce...Recommended." D.B. Boersema, Pacific University, CHOICE

    "This collection will no doubt cause future Peirce scholars to dig deeper and reach higher" - Michael Kubara, University of Lethbridge

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    • Date Published: July 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521579100
    • length: 380 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914) Cheryl Misak
    2. Peirce's place in the pragmatist tradition Sami Philstrom
    3. Peirce and medieval thought John Boler
    4. Reflections on inquiry and truth arising from Peirce's method for the fixation of belief David Wiggins
    5. Truth, reality and convergence Christopher Hookway
    6. C. S. Peirce on vital matters Cheryl Misak
    7. Peirce's common sense marriage of religion and science Douglas Anderson
    8. Peirce's pragmatic account of perception: issues and implications Sandra Rosenthal
    9. The development of Peirce's theory of signs T. L. Short
    10. Peirce's semiotic model of the mind Peter Skagested
    11. Beware of syllogism: statistical reasoning and conjecturing according to Peirce Isaac Levi
    11. Peirce's deductive logic: its development, influence and philosophical significance Randall Dipert.

  • Editor

    Cheryl Misak, University of Toronto

    Contributors

    Cheryl Misak, Sami Philstrom, John Boler, David Wiggins, Christopher Hookway, Douglas Anderson, Sandra Rosenthal, T. L. Short, Peter Skagested, Isaac Levi, Randall Dipert

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