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The Normative Thought of Charles S. Peirce

Cornelis de Waal and Krysztof Piotr Skowronski


This volume explores the three normative sciences that Peirce distinguished (aesthetics, ethics, and logic) and their relation to phenomenology and metaphysics. The chapters approach this topic from a variety of angles, ranging from questions concerning the normativity of logic to an application of the Peirce's semiotics to John Coltrane's “A Love Supreme.” A recurrent question throughout is whether a moral theory can be grounded in the Peirce's work, despite his rather vehement denial that this can be done. Some chapters ask whether a dichotomy exists between theoretical and practical ethics. ... More

Keywords: normativity, aesthetics, ethics, logic, phenomenology, metaphysics, semiotics, meliorism, self-control, truth

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823242443
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823242443.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cornelis de Waal, editor
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Krysztof Piotr Skowronski, editor
Opole University

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