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The Politics of Survival: Peirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism

Lara Trout


How can sincere, well-meaning people unintentionally perpetuate discrimination based on race, sex, sexuality, or other socio-political factors? To address this question, this book engages a neglected dimension of Charles S. Peirce's philosophy—human embodiment—in order to highlight the compatibility between Peirce's ideas and contemporary work in social criticism. This compatibility, which has been neglected in both Peircean and social criticism scholarship, emerges when the body is fore-grounded among the affective dimensions of Peirce's philosophy (including feeling, emotion, belief, doubt, ... More

Keywords: Charles S. Peirce, human embodiment, social criticism, philosophy, discrimination, Antonio Damasio, children, epistemology, emotion, reason

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780823232956
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823232956.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lara Trout, author