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Kevelson, Roberta

Peirce's Pragmatism

The Medium as Method

Series: Critic of Institutions - Volume 15

Year of Publication: 1998

New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1998. X, 204 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-3982-2 hardback  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.490 kg, 1.080 lbs

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Book synopsis

This book is the first radical approach to Peirce's Pragmatism. It goes to the root of Peirce's own concept of Pragmatism as the method from which is derived Semiotics or the Theory of Signs. It relies on Peirce's writings, that is, primary sources in the unpublished manuscripts rather than the secondary material of writings about Peirce. From various perspectives the book explores the process how ideas, that is, sign-systems, evolve and become increasingly complex. Peirce's cosmology is introduced together with his special understanding of himself as an Idealist.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Author: Roberta Kevelson was Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emerita and Director of the Center for Semiotic Research. She authored and edited more than two dozen books, all of which examine and develop facets of Peirce's thought. Professor Kevelson died in 1998.

Series

Critic of Institutions. Vol. 15
General Editor: Roberta Kevelson