Charles Peirce and the Hispanic World

Jaime Nubiola

in Pragmatism in the Americas

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780823233670
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823241804 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Charles Peirce and the Hispanic World

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Within this wide framework, this chapter describes the situation of mutual ignorance between Hispanic philosophy and the American tradition, paying special attention to the figure and thought of the founder of pragmatism, Charles S. Peirce (1839–1914). In order to do this, the chapter justifies the usage of the expression “Hispanic philosophy,” highlighting its heuristic and practical value. Second, the chapter discusses the most important of Peirce's connections with the Hispanic world. Third, the chapter mentions the major milestones of the textual reception of Peirce in Spanish and, fourth, some of the connections that lie nearly hidden under the cloak of ignorance that divides the two traditions. Finally, by way of conclusion, it sketches some effects that the recent resurgence of American pragmatism has had on this situation.

Keywords: Charles S. Pierce; Hispanic philosophy; pragmatism; textual reception; American pragmatism

Chapter.  5536 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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