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Peirce's Empiricism: Its Roots and Its Originality

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2017.09.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Aaron Bruce Wilson, Peirce's Empiricism: Its Roots and Its Originality, Lexington Books, 2016, 343pp., $110.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781498510340. Reviewed by Bruce Aune, University of Massachusetts Amherst Peirce developed a comprehensive philosophical system that addressed fundamental questions about reality, mind, knowledge, and values in a critical, analytical way. Although he attempted more than once to expound the system in a unified form, he never succeeded. There has been considerable scholarly dispute about the extent to which the various parts of his system do in fact form a consistent and comprehensive whole, but Wilson believes that a sufficiently careful reading of Peirce's writings, combined with a judicious comparison of passages from different sources, supports an affirmative view. Wilson attempts to show that the resulting system, though it encompasses metaphysical as well as normative elements,. . .

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