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Charles S. Peirce: On Norms and Ideals

Vincent G. Potter


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 us as human beings, especially in an age of science. Peirce's concern for experience, for what is actually encountered, means that his philosophy forms a reflective commentary on actual life and on the world in which it is lived. This book argues that Peirce's doctrine of the normative sciences is essential to his pragmatism. No part of Peirce's philosophy is bolder than his attempt to establish est ... More

Keywords: Charles Sanders Peirce, esthetics, ethics, logic, truth, pragmatism, experience, normative sciences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780823217090
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823217090.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vincent G. Potter, author
Fordham University