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Love of Nature: The Generality of Peircean Concern

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/9780823234677.003.0011

Series: American Philosophy (FUP)

Love of Nature: The Generality of Peircean Concern

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Unlike other pragmatists, Peirce is not known for his application of philosophical ideas to everyday affairs. However, he also was not opposed to this use of philosophy so long as the application did not drive one's understanding of things. This chapter explores how Peirce's conception of generality might be used to ground some considerations of contemporary environmental thought.

Keywords: agape; environmentalism; generality; Peirce; pragmatism

Chapter.  4655 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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