Charles S. Peirce, 1839-1914 : an intellectual biography by Gérard Deledalle

By Gérard Deledalle

This paintings is the highbrow biography of the best of yank philosophers. Peirce used to be not just a pioneer in good judgment and the writer of a philosophical stream pragmatism he additionally proposed a phenomenological idea, really diversified from that of Husserl, yet equivalent in profundity; and lengthy prior to Saussure, and in a wholly diversified spirit, a semiotic conception whose current curiosity owes not anything to passing type and every little thing to its fecundity. all through his lifestyles Peirce wrote always approximately signal and phenomenon (or phaneron). as a result his writings needs to be studied chronologically if the.

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He spent more time in France than in any other country, and more time in Paris than xxx CHARLES S. PEIRCE in any other city. ) He became a familiar figure at the Paris Observatory, at the Bibliothèque National, and at the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures at the Pavillon de Breteuil in Sèvres. " Though his French was far from perfect, it was the foreign language that he knew best. French literature as well as science, mathematics, and philosophy was well represented in his private library.

It has remained for Professor Deledalle to make Peirce at home in France. Presentation The first introduction to a systematic reading of Peirce, this work is the intellectual biography of the greatest of American philosophers. Peirce was not only a pioneer in logic and the creator of a philosophical movement called Pragmatism, he also proposed a phenomenological theory, quite different from that of Husserl, though equal in profundity, long before Saussure, and in a totally different spirit: a semiotic theory whose present interest owes nothing to passing fashion and everything to its fecundity.

For he who recognizes the logical necessity of complete self-identification of one's own interests with those of the community, and its potential existence in man, even if he has it not himself, will perceive that only the inferences of that man who has it are logical, and so views his own inferences as being valid only so far as they would be accepted by that man. But so far as he has this belief, he becomes identified with that man. 356). Chapter two The Eclipse of the Sun (1870-1887) 1. Journeys and professional activities In 1868, Peirce left the Cave moving in the direction indicated to him by Kant, under the guidance of Duns Scotus.

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