Peirce and Religion

Knowledge, Transformation, and the Reality of God

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Roger Ward
American Philosophy Series
  • Lanham, MD: 
    Lexington Books
    , October
     2018.
     184 pages.
     $90.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9781498531504.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Charles Sanders Peirce is one of the most original voices in American philosophy. His scientific career and his goal of proving scientific logic provide rich material for philosophical development. Peirce was also a life-long Christian and member of the Episcopal Church. Roger Ward traces the impact of Peirce’s religion and Christianity on the development of Peirce’s philosophy. Peirce’s religious framework is a key to his development of pragmatism and normative science in terms of knowledge and moral transformation. Peirce’s argument for the reality of God is a culmination of both his religious devotion and his life-long philosophical development.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Roger Ward is Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown College.

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