Charles Sanders Peirce in His Own Words by Torkild Thellefsen, Bent Sorensen, Cornelis De Waal

By Torkild Thellefsen, Bent Sorensen, Cornelis De Waal

In 2014, Peirce could have been lifeless for 100 years. The e-book will have fun this impressive, prolific philosopher and the relevance of his notion for semiotics, verbal exchange, and cognitive reviews. extra importantly, despite the fact that, it's going to supply a massive assertion of the present prestige of Peirce's paintings inside of semiotics. the quantity might be a contribution to either semiotics and Peirce stories.

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313 (Some Consequences of Four Incapacities, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, II, 1868: 140–57), Peirce states that “the mind is a sign developing according to the laws of inference”. 314). And he adds: “It is that the word or sign which man uses is the man himself. 314). Man, Word, and the Other 7 For Peirce, the self is a sign; it converges with the verbal and nonverbal language it uses. The self is made of language and is inconceivable without language. Even more, the self, indeed as Peirce claims, man is a word.

7 Wittgenstein, Ludwig (1980), Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology. Oxford: Blackwell. 8 For a more detailed account of Wittgenstein’s discussion of psychological ascriptions, see Hark (2004). Robert Lane1 5 Against Pretend Doubt Let us not pretend to doubt in philosophy what we do not doubt in our hearts. (W2: 212, 1868). This pronouncement is from “Some Consequences of Four Incapacities”, the second of three papers that constitute Peirce’s “cognition series” ( Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 1868–69).

That is a big claim, and my aim is to bring out the relevance of this issue for present day epistemological debates, and to do so by furnishing support of Fisch’s assessment of the importance of that small set within the large Nachlass, and of the quote drawn from Consequences, the second article to appear the cognition series. 2 What is clear in this quote and in the other texts that allegedly constitute “the modern founding of semeiotic” (Fisch 1984) is a cogent expression of Peirce’s hope in the power of our inferential process to establish a long term access to reality and truth as complementary upshots of inquiry.

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