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Representative Practices: Peirce, Pragmatism, and Feminist Epistemology

Kory Spencer Sorrell


Although widely recognized as a founder and key figure in the current re-emergence of pragmatism, Charles Peirce is rarely brought into contemporary dialogue. This book shows that Peirce has much to offer contemporary debate and deepens the value of his view of representation in light of feminist epistemology, philosophy of science, and cultural anthropology. Drawing also on William James and John Dewey, the book identifies ways in which bias, authority, and purpose are ineluctable constituents of shared representation. It nevertheless defends Peirce's realistic account of representation, show ... More

Keywords: pragmatism, Charles Peirce, philosophy of science, cultural anthropology, William James, John Dewey, bias, authority, purpose, shared representation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780823223541
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823223541.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kory Spencer Sorrell, author
Visiting Professor in the Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas Program at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey