Charles S. Peirce on norms & ideals

In Charles S. Peirce: On Norms and Ideals, Potter argues that Peirce's doctrine of the normative sciences is essential to his pragmatism. No part of Peirce's philosophy is bolder than his attempt to establish esthetics, ethics, and logic as the three normative sciences and to argue for the...

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Main Author: Potter, Vincent G.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Fordham University Press 2019©1997, 2019
Edition:First Open Access edition
Series:American philosophy series
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In Charles S. Peirce: On Norms and Ideals, Potter argues that Peirce's doctrine of the normative sciences is essential to his pragmatism. No part of Peirce's philosophy is bolder than his attempt to establish esthetics, ethics, and logic as the three normative sciences and to argue for the priority of esthetics among the trio. Logic, Potter cites, is normative because it governs thought and aims at truth; ethics is normative because it analyzes the ends to which thought should be directed; esthetics is normative and fundamental because it considers what it means to be an end or something good in itself. This study shows that Peirce took seriously the trinity of normative sciences and demonstrates that these categories apply both to the conduct of man and to the workings of the cosmos
Item Description:Originally published: [Amherst] : University of Massachusetts Press, 1967
Physical Description:1 online resource
ISBN:0823284735