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Pragmatism & the Normative Sciences

Vincent G. Potter

in Charles S. Peirce: On Norms and Ideals

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823217090
eISBN:
9780823284733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823217090.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses Charles S. Pierce's pragmatism. Although Peirce came to recognize the nature and role of the normative sciences only late in his career, still he was convinced that his own ... More


Peirce on Normative Science

Vincent G. Potter

in Peirce's Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823216154
eISBN:
9780823284832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823216154.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter investigates Charles Sanders Peirce's interest in the normative sciences. Although logic received most of Peirce's attention throughout his long career, he was always interested in ... More


Charles S. Peirce: On Norms and Ideals

Vincent G. Potter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823217090
eISBN:
9780823284733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823217090.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

In recent years, Charles Sanders Peirce has emerged as one of America's major philosophical thinkers. His work has invited philosophical reflection about those basic issues that inevitably confront ... More


Charles Peirce on Ethics

James Liszka

in The Normative Thought of Charles S. Peirce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242443
eISBN:
9780823250769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242443.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter begins with an overview of Peirce's system of ethics, particularly as a way to clarify his distinction between its theoretical and practical sides, and the interrelation among the ... More


Why is the Normativity of Logic Based on Rules?

Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen

in The Normative Thought of Charles S. Peirce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242443
eISBN:
9780823250769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242443.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

According to Peirce, normative sciences are the “most purely theoretical of purely theoretical sciences.” At the same time, he takes logic to be a normative science. These two sentences form a highly ... More


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