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Tesi etd-07292009-150620


Tipo di tesi
Tesi di dottorato di ricerca
Autore
GAVA, GABRIELE
URN
etd-07292009-150620
Titolo
Peirce's Account of Purposefulness: A 'Methodeutical' Principle
Settore scientifico disciplinare
M-FIL/01
Corso di studi
DISCIPLINE FILOSOFICHE
Commissione
tutor Prof. Ferrarin, Alfredo
Parole chiave
  • Regulative Principles
  • Purposefulness
  • Pragmatism
  • Peirce
  • Kant
  • Transcendental Philosophy
Data inizio appello
28/09/2009;
Consultabilità
parziale
Data di rilascio
28/09/2049
Riassunto analitico
The dissertation investigates how Charles S. Peirce deals with teleological tendencies in thought. I argue that Peirce’s account of human purposefulness in thinking is first of all heuristic. Purposefulness is thus a principle that enables us to acquire new knowledge and apply past knowledge to new situations. As such, it guides us toward a systematization of our experience and knowledge. Peirce approaches these themes in his ‘methodeutic’ and in his esthetics. I read these disciplines in light of Immanuel Kant’s regulative principles. Peirce’s treatment of purposefulness is thus shown to be in continuity with Kant. However, many differences will be indicated as well, first of all: the different ways in which they consider metaphysics. Eventually, purposefulness is revealed to be far more important for Peirce. To finish, I use Kant’s own writings to develop an account of transcendental philosophy which is not foundational, or anti-skeptical. In this fashion, transcendental philosophy can coexist with fallibilism and so be applicable to Peirce’s philosophy and pragmatism.
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