An Introduction to the Thought of C.S. Peirce: Philosopher, Semiotician, and Ecstatic Naturalist

Overview

Corrington achieves the most judicious presentation of Peirce's philosophy made so far, an ideal introduction for the beginning student and 'balancer' for Peirce sophisticates. -John Deely, Loras College

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Overview

Corrington achieves the most judicious presentation of Peirce's philosophy made so far, an ideal introduction for the beginning student and 'balancer' for Peirce sophisticates. -John Deely, Loras College

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Editorial Reviews

Transactions Of The Charles S. Peirce Society
This very useful little book is the fruit of twenty years of exposure to the writings of one whom the author describes as the alpha and omega of 'any serious work in metaphysics and semiotics'(p.xi.). . . . an engaging provocative study that is both synoptic and detailed to a degree apppropriate in an introduction, as well as suggestive in ways that warrant attention from more seasoned Peirce enthusiasts.
Robert C. Neville
. . . an outstanding introduction. . . . persuasively shows the continuity of Peirce's logical and epistemological theories with his intriguing speculative metaphysics.
Michael L. Raposa
A wonderful accomplishment. Corrington covers an enormous amount of territory in a surprisingly short space, carefully exposing all of the important features and themes of Peirce's philosophy. His prose and analysis are consistently clear and illuminating, yet he also sustains a high level of sophistication.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847678136
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/30/1993
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert S. Corrington, associate professor of philosophical theology at Drew University, is the author of three books including Ecstatic Naturalism: Signs of the World (Indiana University Press).

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Table of Contents

Textual References
Preface
Introduction: Peirce's Melancholy 1
Ch. 1 Pragmatism and Abduction 27
Fixing and Clarifying Belief 29
Pragmaticism and Synechism 49
Ch. 2 The Sign-Using Self and Its Communities 75
Faculties and Incapacities of the Self 76
Association, Purpose, and the Unconscious 97
Ch. 3 Firstness, Secondness, Thirdness: The Universe of Signs 117
The Three Primal Categories 118
The World of Signs / The World as Signs 141
Ch. 4 The Evolving God and the Heart of Nature 167
The Transformation of Darwin: Evolutionary Habits 168
Divine Love and Divine Growth 192
Conclusion: Peircean Prospects 205
Annotated Bibliography 219
Index 223
About the Author 229
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