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Charles Sanders Peirce and Experimental Science (2015)


The present paper analyzes the relevance of experimental science in the works of the North American philosopher and pragmatist Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914). Peirce's contributions as a mathematical physicist, astronomer and experimental psychologist are represented in books, articles and papers presented in conferences. Much of Peirce's life was devoted to experimental science in the United States Coast Survey, where he worked for 30 years in astronomy and geodetics researches. From 1868 to 1870 he carried out observations at Harvard University Observatory. Peirce spent a brief peri I at] hns Hopkins (1879-1884) performing experiments in psychology. As a result, one can say that 1 circe's scientiti,c works arc relevant to his philosophy, particularly with regat'd to fallibilism, evolutionism, indeterminism. pragmatism, chance and continuity.

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Authors & Contributors
Robinson, D. K.
Pape, Helmut
Bauerlein, Mark
Danziger, K.
Rieber, Robert W.
Diamond, S.
History of Psychology
Science and Education
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society
Duke University Press
Kluwer Academic
Naval Institute Press
Harvard University Press
Reaktion Books
Experiments and experimentation
Peirce, Charles Sanders
James, William
Darwin, Charles Robert
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Wundt, Wilhelm Max
Chandler, Seth Carlo
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
United States
North America: United States; Canada
Paris (France)
Greenwich (England)
Great Britain
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md.)

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