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Another Radical Empiricism: Peirce 1903

Doug Anderson

in Conversations on Peirce

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780823234677
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823238842 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823234677.003.0006

Series: American Philosophy (FUP)

Another Radical Empiricism: Peirce 1903

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William James named his own version of pragmatism “radical empiricism.” In this chapter, it is argued that Peirce took several steps beyond James in his own account of perception in 1903. Whereas James argued that relations could be perceived, Peirce argued that all varieties of generality are perceivable.

Keywords: generality; William James; Peirce; perception; radical empiricism

Chapter.  4958 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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