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By Aaron Bruce Wilson

ISBN-10: 149851023X

ISBN-13: 9781498510233

Widely praised as a founding father of glossy semiotics and of the pragmatist culture in philosophy, Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914) spent over 40 years constructing a philosophical approach that addresses the basic difficulties of Western metaphysics, epistemology, and cost concept. even though by no means officially accomplished, what emerges from Peirce’s writings is a particular approach, via an leading edge semiotic or idea of symptoms and cognition, that mixes with a robustly realist metaphysics that emphasizes the mind-independence of legislation and different universals. Peirce’s Empiricism: Its Roots and Its Originality explains this marriage of empiricism with realism via tracing the roots of Peirce’s inspiration within the historical past of Western philosophy, with specific realization paid to his predecessors within the empiricist and the common-sense traditions. by means of purging glossy empiricism of its nominalistic metaphysics and its Cartesian assumptions approximately brain and data, and by means of combining it with insights from assets as various as Duns Scotus and Charles Darwin, Peirce reinvents the concept that all our wisdom is dependent upon experience notion whereas reaffirming where of philosophy as a foundational box of inquiry.

In Peirce’s Empiricism, Aaron Bruce Wilson defends an interpretation of Peirce’s philosophical paintings as forming a scientific complete, and develops the connections among Peirce, Reid, and the British empiricists. Wilson offers centred analyses of Peirce’s debts of expertise, behavior, notion, semeiosis, fact, and supreme ends. This e-book might be of serious price to scholars and students with pursuits in Peirce, American philosophy extra commonly, smooth philosophy, and semiotics.

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