Charles Sanders Peirce (Enlarged Edition), Revised and Enlarged Edition

Charles Sanders Peirce (Enlarged Edition), Revised and Enlarged Edition

A Life
Brent, Joseph
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/22/1998
Format: Paperback 36 b&w photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-21161-3
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Journal of the History of Ideas Morris D. Forkosch Prize for Best Book in Intellectual History A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1993

[Brent] has produced a thoughtful, sometimes moving, and entirely accessible intellectual biography which is also, under the circumstances, indispensable." —The New York Review of Books

... a fine biography."—The New York Times Book Review

... an extraordinary, inspiring portrait of the largely forgotten Peirce, a progenitor of modern thought who devised a realist metaphysics and attempted to achieve direct knowledge of God by applying the logic of science." —Publishers Weekly

In this expanded paperback edition of the critically acclaimed biography of a true American original, the philosopher-polymath Charles Sanders Peirce, Joseph Brent refines his interpretation of Peirce’s thought and character based on new research, and has added a glossary and a detailed chronology.

Author Bio

Joseph Brent, an intellectual historian, was formerly on the faculty at the University of the District of Columbia.

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This title has been reviewed jointly with The essential Peirce: selected philosophical writings. v.1: 186

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