© 1994

Living Doubt

Essays concerning the epistemology of Charles Sanders Peirce

  • Guy Debrock
  • Menno Hulswit

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 243)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Guy Debrock
      Pages 1-9
  3. Knowledge, Truth and the Pragmatic Principle

  4. Peirce and the Epistemological Tradition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-123
    2. Ryszard Wójcicki
      Pages 125-135
    3. Hanna Buczynska-Garewicz
      Pages 151-156
    4. Thomas G. Winner
      Pages 157-169
    5. Arnold E. Johanson
      Pages 171-186

About this book


Charles Sanders Peirce (1839--1914) has often been referred to as one of the most important North American philosophers, but the real extent of his philosophical importance is only now beginning to emerge. Peirce's `pragmaticism' (his own term) may provide the key to an epistemological theory which avoids both the Scylla of foundationalism and the Charybdis of relativism. Peirce's `Logic', linked to a conception of knowledge and of science, is increasingly coming to be recognised as the only possible one.
In Living Doubt, 26 papers are presented by some of the world's leading philosophers, demonstrating the rich and cosmopolitan variety of approach to Peirce's epistemology. The contributions are grouped under three general headings: Knowledge, truth and the pragmatic principle; Peirce and the epistemological tradition; and Knowledge, language and semeiotic.


Heinrich Barth Ludwig Wittgenstein René Descartes epistemology intention knowledge language reason

Editors and affiliations

  • Guy Debrock
    • 1
  • Menno Hulswit
    • 1
  1. 1.Catholic University of NijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Living Doubt
  • Book Subtitle Essays concerning the epistemology of Charles Sanders Peirce
  • Editors G. Debrock
    M. Hulswit
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2898-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4414-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-8252-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 324
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Epistemology
    Modern Philosophy
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