C. S. Peirce and the Nested Continua Model of Religious Interpretation

2016.06.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gary Slater, C. S. Peirce and the Nested Continua Model of Religious Interpretation, Oxford University Press, 2015, 242pp.,
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2016.06.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gary Slater, C. S. Peirce and the Nested Continua Model of Religious Interpretation, Oxford University Press, 2015, 242pp., $110.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198753230. Reviewed by Michael L. Raposa, Lehigh University Gary Slater has produced a highly original and intellectually sophisticated argument intended to develop resources in Charles S. Peirce's philosophy for the purposes of contemporary philosophical theology. Toward that end, Slater articulates a "nested continua model" for religious interpretation early in the book, one indebted to Peirce's "Existential Graphs," a system of diagrams designed to provide a visual representation of the process of human reasoning. Although it has been the subject of considerable discussion, nevertheless, very few scholars have developed practical applications for Peirce's system of graphs. Peter Ochs is an exception, having adapted Peirce's logic for specifically theological. . .

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