Peircean Affectivity

Lara Trout

in The Politics of Survival

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780823232956
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235803 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Peircean Affectivity

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This chapter introduces and situates the concept of Charles S. Peirce's affectivity within a post-Darwinian context. It explains the post-Darwinian themes in Peircean affectivity using the work of Antonio Damasio, and introduces Pierce's thought to facilitate a rich dialogue between Peircean affectivity and social criticism. This chapter also highlights the specific social criticism thematic of this book, particularly the role of well-meaning people in hegemonic groups in perpetuating unintentional racism and sexism against non-hegemonic groups.

Keywords: Peircean affectivity; Charles S. Peirce; social criticism; Antonio Damasio; unintentional racism; sexism

Chapter.  14767 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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