C. J. Misak

in Truth and the End of Inquiry

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199270590
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603174 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Philosophical Monographs


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This chapter argues that Peirce presents a coherent and sophisticated cognitivist account of ethics — an account on which moral judgement is brought under the scope of truth, knowledge, and inquiry. He did not distinguish science and ethics on the grounds that science aims at truth and ethics at quick belief. Both science and ethics aim at the same thing: true belief or belief which would stand up to experience and argument.

Keywords: Peirce; truth; ethics; science; belief

Chapter.  9684 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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