Charles Sanders Peirce (BOK)

Joseph Brent

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Charles Sanders Peirce was born in September 1839 and died five months before the guns of August 1914. He is perhaps the most important mind the United States has ever produced. He made significant contributions throughout his life as a mathematician, astronomer, chemist, geodesist, surveyor, cartographer, a historian of science, a lifelong student of medicine, and, above all, a philosopher, whose special fields were logic and semiotics. He is widely credited with being the founder of pragmatism. In terms of his importance as a philosopher and a scientist, he has been compared to Plato and Aristotle. He himself intended oto make a philosophy like that of Aristotle.O In this edition Brent refines his interpretation of PeirceOs thought and character based on new research, and has added a glossary and a detailed chronology. oBrent ...has given us a full and compelling account of PeirceOs troubled career and a wealth of persuasive arguments and plausible inferences (what Peirce called OabductionsO) to help explain it.O NScience oJoseph BrentOs splendid biography of Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914) dispels much of the mystery that has surrounded the difficult life and career of AmericaOs greatest philosopher.O Namerican Historical Review othis outstanding book, the first full-scale biography of Peirce, illuminates both PeirceOs life and his philosophy.O Nlibrary Journal extraordinary, inspiring portrait of the largely forgotten Peirce, a progenitor of modern thought who devised a realist metaphysics and attempted to achieve direct knowledge of God by applying the logic of science.O Npublishers Weekly o...a forceful and beautifully written account of the life and work of Peirce ...places the demonic aspects of PeirceOs personality in their proper social and psychological contexts.O Nsemiotica oBrentOs book is a great example of biographical writing. The final essay, Othe Wasp in the Bottle,O is astonishingly good, a masterpiece.O Ncharles Hartshorne


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1998 Forfatter Joseph Brent
ISBN 9780253211613
Antall sider 432 Dimensjoner 15,4cm x 23,2cm x 2,8cm
Vekt 621 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of Western philosophy