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Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce, Volumes V and VI: Pragmatism and Pragmaticism and Scientific Metaphysics

Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce, Volumes V and VI: Pragmatism and Pragmaticism and Scientific Metaphysics

Charles Sanders Peirce

Edited by Charles Hartshorne and Paul Weiss

ISBN 9780674138025

Publication date: 01/01/1935

With the present volume, the presentation of Peirce’s philosophical thought reaches its metaphysical culmination. It embodies the effort of the founder of Pragmatism to develop a metaphysics which will conform to the canons of scientific method, and at the same time provide for real novelty, objective universal laws of nature, cosmical and biological evolution, feeling, and mind. To his previously published papers on chance, continuity, God, and other metaphysical themes, the editors have added a considerable number of unpublished manuscripts which clarify and develop the implications of Peirce’s fundamental world-view. The volume contains those speculative views of Peirce which so deeply influenced his contemporaries, including his discussions of tychism and synechism and of the religious aspects of metaphysics.

Authors

  • Charles Hartshorne is Ashbel Smith Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas.
  • Paul Weiss is Heffer Professor of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Book Details

  • 944 pages
  • 2-1/16 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Belknap Press

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