© 1972

Peirce’s Epistemology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. William H. Davis
    Pages 1-4
  3. William H. Davis
    Pages 5-21
  4. William H. Davis
    Pages 142-156
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 157-163

About this book


This work is an essay in Peirce's epistemology, with about an equal emphasis on the "epistemology" as on the "Peirce's." In other words our intention has not been to write exclusively a piece of Peirce scholarshiJ>­ hence, the reader will find no elaborate tying in of Peirce's epistemology to other portions of his thought, no great emphasis on the chronology of his thought, etc. Peirce scholarship is a painstaking business. His mind was Labyrinthine, his terminology intricate, and his writings are, as he himself confessed, "a snarl of twine." This book rather is intended perhaps even primarily as an essay in epistemology, taking Peirce's as the focal point. The book thus addresses a general philosophical audience and bears as much on the wider issue as on the man. I hope therefore that readers will give their critical attention to the problem of knowledge and the sugges­ tions we have developed around that problem and will not look here in the hope of finding an exhaustive piece of Peirce scholarship.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Auburn UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Peirce’s Epistemology
  • Authors W.H. Davis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1972
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-247-1296-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-2802-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 163
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of the Social Sciences
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