Peirce’s Theory of Signs 9780521843201

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Peirce’s Theory of Signs 9780521843201

Authors: T. L. Short
Year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9780521843201
ISBN 10: 521843200
Categorie: Society, Politics and Philosophy, Anthropology
Pages: 392 / 394
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Peirce’s Theory of Signs 9780521843201 T. L. Short

In this book, T. L. Short corrects widespread misconceptions of Peirce’s theory of signs and demonstrates its relevance to the contemporary analytic philosophy of language, mind, and science. Peirce’s theory of mind, naturalistic but nonreductive, bears on debates of Fodor and Millikan, among others. His theory of inquiry avoids foundationalism and subjectivism, while his account of reference anticipated the views of Kripke and Putnam. Peirce’s realism falls between ‘internal’ and ‘metaphysical’ realism and is more satisfactory than either. His pragmatism is not verificationism; rather, it identifies meaning with the potential growth of knowledge. Short distinguishes Peirce’s mature theory of signs from his better-known but paradoxical early theory. He develops the mature theory systematically on the basis of Peirce’s phenomenological categories and concept of final causation. The latter is distinguished from recent and similar views, such as Brandon’s, and is shown to be grounded in forms of explanation adopted in modern science.
Categories:
Society, Politics & Philosophy – Anthropology
Year:
2007
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Language: English
Pages: 392
ISBN 10: 0521843200
ISBN 13: 9780521843201

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