As Peirce himself declared in , his late system illustrates "a development of thought not likely to be independently reproduced in a century. It contains Peirce's two most influential papers: "The Fixation of Belief" and "How to Make Our Ideas Clear," as well as discussions on the theory of probability, the ground of induction, the relation between science and religion, and the logic of abduction.
Unsatisfied with the result and driven by a constant, almost feverish urge to improve his work, Peirce spent considerable time and effort revising these papers. After the turn of the century these efforts gained significant momentum when Peirce sought to establish his role in the development of pragmatism while distancing himself from the more popular versions that had become current. The editor-in-chief of Transactions of the Charles S.
Peirce Society , he lives in Indianapolis. This book presents a systematic interpretation of Charles S.
Adolf Hitler is the greatest mystery of the 20th century, and the mystery surrounding him consists of two unanswered questions that have baffled biographers and historians. First, how did he ever rise to power? Second, who was he really? Hitler had the power to mesmerize crowds as the most dynamic orator of the modern age. Yet, his power was not in his ideas, which he collected from the gutter sheets of Vienna, nor was it in his personality; his biographers describe him as an "unperson" and his character as a "void" and a "black hole.
Was he a medium or a magician with paranormal powers, as many contemporaries thought? Or did he have a secret or method that has not yet been revealed? Ben Novak spent fourteen years searching for the secret of Hitler's political success and his power as a speaker. Hitler's most astute contemporary observer, Konrad Heiden, who wrote the first objective books on Hitler warning that this man was "the greatest massdisturber in world history," suggested that Hitler's secret lay in his use of "eine eigentiimliche art von Logik,"or a "peculiar form of logic.
This new form of logic, called "abduction," was discovered by an American philosopher, Charles Sanders Peirce , who is rapidly becoming America's most well-known philosopher and logician.
Abduction is a third form of logic, in addition to deduction and induction. Unlike the other forms of logic, abduction is based on instinct and has a power over emotions. Novak argues that Hitler was the first politician to apply the logic of abduction to politics. This book provides the first coherent account of Hitler's youth that ties together all the known facts, clearly showing the genesis of the strangest and most terrible man of the twentieth century while identifying the power he discovered that allowed him to break out into the world in such a terrifying way.
Ben Novak is an independent scholar with an interdisciplinary Ph. The ethical conception of the philosopher and scientist Charles S. Peirce — is an issue that, comparatively, has aroused little interest among scholars of his thought.
This research aims to address what is ethical for Peirce, after a thorough analysis of his writings, and show that it is a real interest in ethics, speculative result of a long process, which gives devotes part considerable reflection and having a role in his doctrine of pragmatism. To that end, the ethical conception of Peirce is studied from two joint perspectives. The first is the evolution recorded by his complete works, from his first youthful to mature writings.
The second is that configure keys ethics as the science that studies the conformity of the self-controlled action with the ultimate end of man, which can be called with all propriety pragmaticist ethics.
This book is built echoing the famous "Mythologies" by Roland Barthes with the difference that the theory of reference is no longer semiology as Barthes fomalized it in his Elements of Semiology and his System of Fashion but triadic semiotics of Charles Sanders Peirce formalized by the author. Peirce considered semeiotic as a general logic part of a complex architectonic philosophy that includes mathematics, phenomenology and a theory of reality. The authors are Peirce scholars, biologists, philosophers and semioticians united by an interdisciplinary endeavor to understand the mysteries of the origin of life ands its related phenomena such as consciousness, perception, representation and communication.
Use your imagination!
The demand is as important as it is confusing. What is the imagination? What is its value? Where does it come from? This book takes up these questions and argues for the centrality of imagination in humanmcognition. The book identifies the central role of the imagination in the philosophy of Peirce, a role often overlooked in analytic treatments of his thought.
The final chapters pursue the observation made by Kant and Peirce that imaginative genius is a type of natural gift ingenium and must in some way be continuous with the creative force of nature. It makes this final turn by way of contemporary studies of metaphor, embodied cognition, and cognitive neuroscience.
The first sustained discussion of Peirce's concepts of imagination, creativity and abduction since Douglas Anderson's Creativity and the Philosophy of C. Peirce originally published in Of particular interest to those working at the increasingly important intersection of philosophy and cognitive science.
Semiotic nonagon: An operative model for qualitative investigation is born of its author's need to condense into a book the semiotic investigations that he has been developing for at least three decades. From the Prologue by Nidia Maidana. Thomas Burke believes that pragmatism, especially as it has been employed in politics and social action, needs a reassessment. He examines the philosophies of William James and Charles S. Peirce to determine how certain maxims of pragmatism originated. Burke contrasts pragmatism as a certain set of beliefs or actions with pragmatism as simply a methodology.
He unravels the complex history of this philosophical tradition and discusses contemporary conceptions of pragmatism found in current US political discourse and explains what this quintessentially American philosophy means today. Peirce es realmente un pensador para el siglo XXI. The thought of American scientist and philosopher Charles S.
Peirce provides valuable clues for confronting some of the most profound and important issues of our time. Creativity, the search for truth, reasonableness, education, knowledge of God, and language take on new perspectives in the light of his thought. Collected in this volume, the result of a long collaboration of the authors, are various papers on Peirce that can provide a fairly accurate idea of the nature and scope of his work.
The selected texts provide easy and direct access to the richness and depth of this thinker who is so important and yet so little known in the Spanish-speaking world. This book complements well the extensive work of translation and dissemination of Peirce's thought that the Peirce Studies Group at the University of Navarra has been carrying out since , with the conviction that Charles S.
Peirce is really a thinker for the 21st Century. Education, Experience and Existence proposes a new way of understanding education that delves beneath the conflict, confusion and compromise that characterize its long history. At the heart of this new understanding is what John Dewey strove to expound: a coherent theory of experience.
The other half is phenomenological, as crafted by Martin Heidegger. Encompassing both is Charles Sanders Peirce, whose philosophy draws pragmatism and phenomenology together in an embrace which enables a truly experiential philosophy to emerge. The book approaches the problem of confusion in education and philosophy by beginning with our most basic understandings of existence. Existence as an interaction is the starting point of modern science, and existence as individuality offers an aesthetic origin, attending to existence as a simple unity. In our contemporary world where scientific ways of thinking are privileged, the aesthetic whole is often overlooked, especially in education.
Yet both are connected. A coherent theory of experience is therefore a marriage between phenomenology and pragmatism, enabling each to maintain its position by acknowledging how both are required. The book is divided into three main parts: - confusion in philosophy and education - a coherent theory of experience - a coherent theory of education. Quay suggests that education benefits from such a coherent theory of experience by better comprehending its connection to life.
More than just knowing, more than just doing, education is about being. This book will be of interest to philosophers, educators and educational philosophers. Contemporary culture is as much visual as literary.
This book explores an approach to the communicative power of the pictorial and multimodal documents that make up this visual culture, using Peircean semiotics. Unlike presentations of semiotics that take the written word as the reference value, this book introduces Peircean theory using pictorial signs as its prime examples. It is therefore possible to isolate more clearly the specific constituent properties of word and image, taking these as the basic material of a wide range of cultural artefacts.
This is essential reading for all students of semiotics, introductory and advanced. Cheryl Misak presents a history of the great American philosophical tradition of pragmatism, from its inception in the Metaphysical Club of the s to the present day.