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Mathematical Reasoning and Pragmatism in Peirce

  • Gerhard Heinzmann
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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 236)

Abstract

In Peirce’s theory of cognition, the pragmatic maxim is the means used by reflection to connect signs with objects. The pragmatic maxim, in a formulation of 1878, taken up again in 1905, reads:

“Consider what effects that might conceivably have practical bearing you conceive the object of your conception to have. Then your conception of those effects is the whole of your conception of the object.”1

Keywords

Axiomatic System Mathematical Reasoning Logical Classification Pure Possibility Semantical Purpose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Heinzmann
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  1. 1.Université de Nancy IIFrance

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