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Pragmatism in the Americas$
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Gregory Fernando Pappas

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780823233670

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823233670.001.0001

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Understanding Immigration as Lived Personal Experience

Understanding Immigration as Lived Personal Experience

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(p.245) Fifteen Understanding Immigration as Lived Personal Experience
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Pragmatism in the Americas
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Daniel Campos

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823233670.003.0016

This chapter attempts to give a philosophical account of the personal experience of immigrations. It proposes to examine the experience of South-North immigration in the Americas, with careful consideration of the reflections that some Anglo- and Latin American thinkers make possible for us regarding this issue. Charles S. Peirce's philosophical account of the evolution of personality undergirds the conceptual structure of Campos' exposition. The chapter describes the experience of immigrating as one in which individuals undergo deeps transformations at the affective level of feeling, emotion, and sentiment, relations to people and places, and goals, aims and objectives in their personal lives.

Keywords:   Americas, Latin American, Charles S. Peirce, immigration

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