Book ID: CBB001210617

Peirce and the Threat of Nominalism (2011)

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Forster, Paul D. (Author)


Cambridge University Press


Publication Date: 2011
Physical Details: xii + 259 pp.; ill.
Language: English

From the publisher: Charles Peirce, the founder of pragmatism, was a thinker of extraordinary depth and range - he wrote on philosophy, mathematics, psychology, physics, logic, phenomenology, semiotics, religion and ethics - but his writings are difficult and fragmentary. This book provides a clear and comprehensive explanation of Peirce's thought. His philosophy is presented as a systematic response to 'nominalism', the philosophy which he most despised and which he regarded as the underpinning of the dominant philosophical worldview of his time. The book explains Peirce's challenge to nominalism as a theory of meaning and shows its implications for his views of knowledge, truth, the nature of reality, and ethics. It will be essential reading both for Peirce scholars and for those new to his work"-- "Charles Peirce, the founder of pragmatism, was a thinker of extraordinary depth and range - he wrote on philosophy, mathematics, psychology, physics, logic, phenomenology, semiotics, religion and ethics - but his writings are difficult and fragmentary. This book provides a clear and comprehensive explanation of Peirce's thought. His philosophy is presented as a systematic response to 'nominalism', the philosophy which he most despised and which he regarded as the underpinning of the dominant philosophical worldview of his time. The book explains Peirce's challenge to nominalism as a theory of meaning and shows its implications for his views of knowledge, truth, the nature of reality and ethics. It will be essential reading both for Peirce scholars and for those new to his work

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Authors & Contributors
Campos, Daniel G.
Bellucci, Francesco
Pietarinen, Ahti-Veikko
Hookway, Christopher
Pihlström, Sami
Leary, David E.
Journals
HOPOS
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society
Synthese
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Perspectives on Science
Publishers
CSLI Publications
Concepts
Philosophy
Logic
Philosophy of science
Pragmatism; instrumentalism
History of philosophy of science
Psychology
People
Peirce, Charles Sanders
Dewey, John
James, William
Husserl, Edmund
Hall, Granville Stanley
Frege, Gottlob
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
Places
United States
Austria
Germany
Italy
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