Developmental Theism: A Peircean Response to Fundamentalism

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)

Developmental Theism: A Peircean Response to Fundamentalism

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Peirce defended religion but not theology. He believed that religious thought, like science, should evolve as history brings new ideas to light. Peirce also argued that science could become as dogmatic as religion and that this was to be avoided by practicing scientists.

Keywords: dogmatism; fundamentalism; Peirce; pragmatism; religion; science

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Subjects: Philosophy

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