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John Lachs and Patrick Shade

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256747

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.001.0001

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Peirce, Santayana, and the Large Facts

Peirce, Santayana, and the Large Facts

(p.85) Four Peirce, Santayana, and the Large Facts
Freedom and Limits

Patrick Shade

John Lachs

Fordham University Press

Lachs notes seven important similarities Santayana and Peirce share, including commitments to realism, naturalism, and the existence of universals. Despite these commonalities, Lachs finds their respective views of the individual (isolated or social) and of reality (independent or communal) to be the source of their more apparent differences, especially with respect to Peirce's optimism and what Lachs calls Santayana's more “sober assessment” of reality.

Keywords:   George Santayana, C.S. Peirce, Individuals, Community

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