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Peirce’s Version of Pragmatism

(Original title: Peirceova verzia pragmatizmu)
Filozofia, 69 (2014), 4, 307-317.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The paper discusses Peirce’s version of pragmatism, which is in principle based on his logical maxim (its various formulations appeared between 1878 and 1907 when the character of this philosophical school was in the making). The author describes the key features of Peirce’s pragmatist maxim as different from James’s version of it and shows an open and pluralistic character of pragmatism. Despite the substantial meaning of Peirce’s maxim consisting in providing the „pragmatic meaning“ of thought, the author argues that the pragmatist philosophy can be understood and developed in far more ways.


Ch. S. Peirce, Pragmatic meaning, Pragmaticism, Pragmatism, Pragmatist maxim, W. James

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