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The Politics of SurvivalPeirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism$
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Lara Trout

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780823232956

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823232956.001.0001

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Peircean Affectivity

Peircean Affectivity

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(p.25) One Peircean Affectivity
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The Politics of Survival
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Lara Trout

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823232956.003.0002

This chapter introduces and situates the concept of Charles S. Peirce's affectivity within a post-Darwinian context. It explains the post-Darwinian themes in Peircean affectivity using the work of Antonio Damasio, and introduces Pierce's thought to facilitate a rich dialogue between Peircean affectivity and social criticism. This chapter also highlights the specific social criticism thematic of this book, particularly the role of well-meaning people in hegemonic groups in perpetuating unintentional racism and sexism against non-hegemonic groups.

Keywords:   Peircean affectivity, Charles S. Peirce, social criticism, Antonio Damasio, unintentional racism, sexism

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