The Oxford Handbook of Charles S. Peirce (Oxford Handbooks) (Hardcover)

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The Oxford Handbook of Charles S. Peirce (Oxford Handbooks) (Hardcover)

By Cornelis de Waal (Editor)


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Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) is likely the greatest philosophical thinker America has ever produced. His contributions to philosophy would inspire other American philosophers such as William James and John Dewey. Peirce's contributions, however, extend far beyond philosophy proper. Interpreting logic as the discipline that is devoted to the question of how one should reason, he saw himself first and foremost as a logician, one inspired by the desire to penetrate into the logic of things. This, more than anything, enabled him to do ground-breaking work in a great variety of areas, including several that were yet to develop. In part because of this, Peirce has been called the American Aristotle and the American da Vinci. It is precisely this attitude of wanting to penetrate into the logic of things, and to develop the tools for doing so, that keeps Peirce relevant today.

The Oxford Handbook of Charles S. Peirce brings together thirty-four original essays on his work, showcasing state-of-the-art research in a broad variety of areas. Among other things, the Handbook touches upon phenomenology, logic, aesthetics, ethics, semiotics, physics, mathematics--and, of course, the tradition of pragmatism for which Peirce is well known as the founder, and which has enjoyed increased attention in recent years.
Cornelis de Waal is Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University Indianapolis and Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society. Previously, he was one of the editors of The Writings of Charles S. Peirce: A Chronological Edition. De Waal has edited several books, including Charles Peirce's Illustrations of the Logic of Science and Susan Haack: A Lady of Distinctions, and he is author of Introducing Pragmatism: A Tool for Rethinking Philosophy, and Charles S. Peirce: A Guide for the Perplexed.
Product Details ISBN: 9780197548561
ISBN-10: 0197548563
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: February 16th, 2024
Pages: 696
Language: English
Series: Oxford Handbooks