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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 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


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


Avoiding Circularity and Proving Pragmatism

Christopher Hookway

in Truth, Rationality, and Pragmatism: Themes from Peirce

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256587
eISBN:
9780191597718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256586.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Peirce's pragmatist principle is defended as a methodological rule for clarifying concepts and hypotheses. He claimed that, unlike other versions of pragmatism, his could be proved, and much of his ... 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


Feminist Theories and the Science of Emotion

Catherine Lutz

in Science and Emotions after 1945: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226126340
eISBN:
9780226126517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226126517.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This essay discusses the emotional turn at the vexed intersection of 1960s/70s social movements and the rise of brain science. It compares and contrasts feminist and normative approaches to the ... More


The World, Words, and Meaning: Where Truth, Errors, and Lies in Economics and Politics Come from and What to Do to Make Truth Come First

Grzegorz W. Kolodko

in Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150699
eISBN:
9780231521567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150699.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This introductory chapter discusses economists' responsibility to describe and inform people of worldly affairs; the best ones know what is going on and can persuade people. Problems begin to arise ... More


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