Peirce's “method of tenacity” and the “method of science”: The consistency of pragmatism and naturalism
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In 1877 Peirce distinguished four different methods of “fixating our beliefs”, among which I here concentrate on what could be called the “method of tenacity” and the “method of science”. I then use these distinctions to argue that despite their apparent conflict, pragmatism, relying on the method of tenacity, and naturalism, relying on the method of science, can and should coexist, both in science and in metaphysics.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Charles S. Peirce (1997). Pragmatism as a Principle and Method of Right Thinking: The 1903 Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism. State University of New York Press.
Jacquelyn Anne K. Kegley (2010). Peirce and Royce and the Betrayal of Science: Scientific Fraud and Misconduct. The Pluralist 5 (2):87-104.
Lisa Eaker & Ari Stantas (2007). Tempering Tenacity: Peirce, Belief, Education, and Growth. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 21 (1):117-128.
Joseph J. Fins, Matthew D. Bacchetta & Franklin G. Miller (1997). Clinical Pragmatism: A Method of Moral Problem Solving. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 7 (2):129-143.
William R. Caspary (2003). "One and the Same Method": John Dewey's Thesis of Unity of Method in Ethics and Science. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 39 (3):445 - 468.
Gabriele Gava (2011). Peirce's 'Prescision' as a Transcendental Method. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 19 (2):231 - 253.
Peter Ochs (2004). Peirce, Pragmatism, and the Logic of Scripture. Cambridge University Press.
Kirk A. Ludwig (1993). Externalism, Naturalism, and Method. Philosophical Issues 4:250-264.
Robert B. Talisse (2001). On the Supposed Tension in Peirce's “Fixation of Belief”. Journal of Philosophical Research 26:561-569.
Added to index2009-08-31
Total downloads42 ( #38,312 of 1,096,632 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #265,701 of 1,096,632 )
How can I increase my downloads?