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Truth, Rationality, and Pragmatism: Themes from Peirce

Christopher Hookway

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256587
eISBN:
9780191597718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256586.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Charles Peirce's pragmatist philosophy contains important ideas for understanding the nature of epistemic rationality and rational self‐control. After a discussion of his views about the different ... More


 Liturgical Theology: The Semiotics of the Preliminary Morning Service

Steven Kepnes

in Jewish Liturgical Reasoning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313819
eISBN:
9780199785650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313819.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

God is the central figure in the text of the prayer book, or Siddur; but God also presents a significant semiotic challenge. Indeed, God is a challenge to all linguistic and semiotic systems. How ... More


Truth and the End of Inquiry: A Peircean Account of Truth

C. J. Misak

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199270590
eISBN:
9780191603174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270597.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book elucidates and defends C.S. Peirce’s pragmatist account of truth. Peirce was interested in exploring truth’s connections to the practices of inquiry, belief, and assertion. This distinctly ... More


The Pragmatic Maxim: Essays on Peirce and pragmatism

Christopher Hookway

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199588381
eISBN:
9780191745089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588381.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1913) was the ‘founder of pragmatism’ and the most important and original American philosopher. He called himself a logician, making important contributions to the ... More


Pragmatism and Inquiry: Selected Essays

Isaac Levi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698134
eISBN:
9780191742323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698134.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This volume presents a series of chapters which investigate the nature of intellectual inquiry: what its aims are and how it operates. The starting-point is the work of the American Pragmatists C. S. ... More


From Spaceship Earth To Google Ocean: Planetary Icons, Indexes, and Infrastructures

Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Friedner

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how digital media represent seawater, relying upon, but also making invisible, the built infrastructures—commercial, political, military—that have permitted the oceanic world to ... More


Conversations on Peirce: Reals and Ideals

Douglas Anderson and Carl Hausman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234677
eISBN:
9780823238842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234677.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

The book is a collection of chapters on the work of Charles S. Peirce that grew out of conversations between the authors over the last decade and a half. The chapters focus primarily on Peirce's ... More


BREAKING THE BARRIER: OUT INTO A BROADER DOMAIN

Shoutir Kishore Chatterjee

in Statistical Thought: A Perspective and History

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198525318
eISBN:
9780191711657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525318.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

By the 1830s, as large volumes of official data were compiled and tabulated, frequential regularity exhibited by them inspired some mathematicians (Venn, C. S. Peirce) to develop the frequency theory ... More


Why Theorize and Can You Learn to Do It?

Richard Swedberg

in The Art of Social Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155227
eISBN:
9781400850358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155227.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This introductory chapter begins with a description of a crime solved in the summer of 1879 to shed some light on the importance of theory in social science. The victim of the crime, and also the ... More


Coming Up with an Explanation

Richard Swedberg

in The Art of Social Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155227
eISBN:
9781400850358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155227.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores various ways of coming up with an explanation. These include Charles S. Peirce's notion of abduction, or his theory of how to come up with an explanation from the practical ... More


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