Philosophical Writings of Peirce
Arranged and integrated to reveal epistemology, phenomenology, theory of signs, other major topics. Includes "The Fixation of Beliefs," "How to Make Our Ideas Clear," "The Scientific Attitude and Fallibilism," "Philosophy and the Sciences: A Classification," " The Principles of Phenomenology," " Logic as Semiotic: The Theory of Signs," and "The Criterion of Validity in Rea...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 18th 2011 by Dover Publications
(first published June 1st 1955)
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Excellent book by the founder of pragmatism. Bertrand Russell said of him, "Beyond doubt, he was one of the most original minds of the later nineteenth century, and certainly the greatest American thinker ever." He made contributions, years ahead of his time, to mathematics, logic, philosophy, and science. First read this in a philosophy course in college.
Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914) was the founder of American pragmatism (later called by Peirce “pragmaticism” in order to differentiate his views from others being labelled “pragmatism”), a theorist of logic, language, communication, and the general theory of signs (which was often called by Peirce “semeiotic”), an extraordinarily prolific mathematical logician and general mathematician, and a...moreMore about Charles S. Peirce...