Pragmatism and Objective Logic
Here the focus is a rereading of the concept of Peirce’s Pragmatism by connecting its logical rule to the ontological concepts as shown in the previous chapters. In fact, Peirce’s Pragmatism is nothing but the interrelation between the three categories, which allows considering it also with an ontological face, founding an Objective Logic as Hegel tried to do. Realism of continua becomes interlaced with the pragmatic rule, covering all main aspects of Peirce’s Philosophy, as his method of inquiry, the concepts of doubt and belief, his criticism to the Kantian notion of thing-in-itself, the logical relationship between inner and outer worlds. It is important to highlight that this last topic becomes a new way through which the interaction of the three categories is done, where the locus of generality in the first and third categories is characterized as pertaining to an internal world, while secondness, the reign of the particular, is associated with an external world. The chapter ends trying to show the very old historical root that is the proper core of pragmatism.