Peirce's Dynamical Object: Realism as Process Philosophy

Carl R. Hausman

in Conversations on Peirce

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780823234677
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823238842 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy (FUP)

Peirce's Dynamical Object: Realism as Process Philosophy

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Peirce's semeiotic conception of a “dynamical object” is employed here to argue for his metaphysical realism, in which human sign activity is constrained by extra-mental conditions. The upshot is that this line of thinking in Peirce places him in the company of what has come to be called process philosophy, after the work of A. N. Whitehead.

Keywords: dynamical object; Peirce; process philosophy; semeitoic; A. N. Whitehead

Chapter.  8948 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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