Realism and Idealism in Peirce's Cosmogony

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:

Series: American Philosophy (FUP)

Realism and Idealism in Peirce's Cosmogony

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This chapter explores Peirce's work in the 1890s dealing with his speculative cosmology. Realism and Idealism, it is argued, both make an appearance in these writings. The result is that Peirce is seen to be in some ways an idealist and in others a kind of metaphysical realist.

Keywords: feeling; ideas; icons; idealism; Peirce; realism

Chapter.  4084 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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