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Peirce, Science, Signs

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Roberta Kevelson

This book focuses on how Peirce, himself, employed his own method of science in examining and evolving complex ideas, or sign-systems. Since Peirce regarded the main objective of his Semiotics to bring together in greater comprehensive generality two or more frames of reference or idea-systems, this book looks at how competing universes of discourse in various disciplines such as medicine, law, economics, present that special Indexical structure which Peirce says characterizes actual experience. In this book the author gives prominence to the Practical Sciences.