A Cosmology of Learning and Loving
Grounded within an edusemiotics framework and also exploring the iconic turn in semiotics and recent developments in biosemiotics, this is the first book-length study of Peirce’s contribution to the philosophy of education.
Chapter 10 Possible Objections
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In this chapter, the Peircean Theory of Learning developed in this book is contrasted with different approaches to education. I critically compare the theory with three mainstream approaches by answering to the divergences that occur. These three approaches are (1) (mainstream) pragmatism (Dewey and James’ strand of pragmatism, in its contemporary form exemplified by Koopman), (2) humanism, and (3) instructionalism. I consider that by answering to the immediate objections that would stem from these schools the epistemological position of the theory is clarified and strengthened. Below I treat each of these approaches individually.
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