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American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

M. Gail Hamner

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The development of pragmatism is the most important achievement in the history of American philosophy. M. Gail Hamner here examines the European roots of the movement in a search for what makes ... More


Charles Sanders Peirce

M. Gail Hamner

in American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Charles Sanders Peirce was an American pragmatist whose notions of, and about community, inform not only his reformulation of ‘science’ and ontology but also the complex theory of continuity ... More


Charles S. Peirce: Pragmatism, Logic, and Metaphysics

Torjus Midtgarden

in Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890576
eISBN:
9780199980031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890576.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter considers Charles S. Peirce's architectonic plan for constructing philosophical systems and how it bears on his view of the relation between logic and metaphysics. The chapter asks ... More


Conclusions: The Mythology of Self and Nation

M. Gail Hamner

in American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapters in part III of the book (on the American pragmatists Charles Sanders Peirce and William James) began with psychological concepts and ended with discussions of self, God, and nation, but ... More


“Man’s highest developments are social”: The Individual and the Social in Peirce’s Philosophy of Religion

Gesche Linde

in The Varieties of Transcendence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267576
eISBN:
9780823272389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267576.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores some of the semiotic presuppositions and implications of Charles Sanders Peirce's philosophy of religion from the perspective of his semiotic final draft of 1905. More ... More


From Chemistry to Phanerochemistry: Charles Sanders Peirce and the Semiotic of Color

Michael Rossi

in The Republic of Color: Science, Perception, and the Making of Modern America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226651729
eISBN:
9780226651866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226651866.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at the color science of Charles Sanders Peirce, a polyglot American scientist, mathematician, and logician who developed the school of philosophy known as Pragmatism. Color science ... More


Pragmatism and Moral Objectivity

Hilary Putnam

in Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289647
eISBN:
9780191596698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289642.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Putnam engages with moral objectivity and the question of ethical truth in this paper, in which he combats the idea that there is no intellectual structure worth taking seriously to the arguments of ... More


Hermann von Helmholtz

M. Gail Hamner

in American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter and the next deals with the texts of two German thinkers who were widely read by Charles Sanders Peirce and William James – the German psychologists Hermann von Helmholtz and Wilhelm ... More


Pragmatism in Cambridge, 1867–1923

Bruce Kuklick

in A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The most successful idealistic response to Darwin occurred in Cambridge, Massachusetts and, soon thereafter, at Harvard University. At first promoted by a group of amateurs in ‘the Metaphysical ... 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


The Politics of Survival: Peirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism

Lara Trout

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232956
eISBN:
9780823235803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232956.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

How can sincere, well-meaning people unintentionally perpetuate discrimination based on race, sex, sexuality, or other socio-political factors? To address this question, this book engages a neglected ... More


Detecting “Absolute Chance”

Charles Peirce and Anna Katharine Green

in Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775359
eISBN:
9780804778459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775359.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines pragmatism by focusing on two writers who rely on chance to conduct their investigations: Charles Sanders Peirce and Anna Katharine Green. It looks at Green's detective fiction ... More


Interactions with Wright and Peirce

Albert E. Moyer

in A Scientist's Voice in American Culture: Simon Newcomb and the Rhetoric of Scientific Method

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076891
eISBN:
9780520912137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076891.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses Newcomb's interactions as a young man with Chauncey Wright and Charles Sanders Peirce. It is difficult to distinguish the influence on Newcomb of Comte, Darwin, and Mill from ... 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


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


Peirce’s British Connection

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/9780823216154.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Charles Sanders Peirce's sojourn in England in the 1870s. It also shows the influence on his work of three philosophers from the British Isles—John Duns Scotus, William ... More


Habit, Habit Change, and Conversion in C. S. Peirce

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter begins by evaluating several avenues of connecting C. S. Peirce’s philosophical program and religious conversion. Next, it turns to an exposition of Peirce’s understanding of habit and ... More


The Relations between Logic and Philosophy, 1874–1931

Leila Haaparanta

in The Development of Modern Logic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195137316
eISBN:
9780199867912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137316.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter gives a survey of the field of philosophy where (1) the philosophical foundations of modern logic were discussed and (2) where such themes of logic were discussed that were on the ... More


Introduction

Lara Trout

in The Politics of Survival: Peirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232956
eISBN:
9780823235803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232956.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about classical American pragmatic Charles S. Peirce's concept of unintentional racism. It focuses on the compatibility of ... More


Every Language Is Foreign: Self and Cybernetics in the Event-Machine

Ryan White

in The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231171007
eISBN:
9780231539593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Charles S. Peirce declares that the individual amounts to no more than a “negation.” In this chapter, that remark triggers a comparison of Peirce’s semiotics to Jacques Derrida’s deconstruction and ... More


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