A Final Description

Part of the Martinus Nijhoff Philosophy Library book series (MNPL, volume 27)


In a few paragraphs, I want here to try to draw together my view of Peircean creativity descriptively. As I do so, we should keep in mind that this description fills a gap in Peirce’s esthetics as a normative science; that is, it tells us how, according to Peirce, artistic creativity ought to be pursued, just as Peirce’s logic described how scientific inquiry ought to be pursued.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wittenberg UniversityGermany

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