David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 41 (1):65-99 (2005)
My aim in this paper is to consider one of Peirce's criticisms of Hegel, namely, that Hegel was a nominalist. Of the various criticisms of Hegel that Peirce offers, this has been little discussed, perhaps because it is puzzling to find Peirce making it at all. For, Peirce also criticises Hegel for his overzealous enthusiasm for Thirdness, where it is then hard to see how Hegel can have both faults: how can anyone who acknowledges the significance of Thirdness in Peirce's sense also fail to be a realist? I will begin by setting out this difficulty and showing how it can be resolved, and will then consider the justice of Peirce's criticism once we have a clear idea of what it amounts to. I will suggest that this criticism is unwarranted, and that in some respects it is curious to find Peirce making it, when he could just as easily have treated Hegel as an ally in the bmggle with nominalism. The issue therefore takes us to the heart of Peircean and Hegelian metaphysics, and in a way that relates to questions that are central to contemporary philosophical debates concerning the nature of realism, idealism, and anti-realism.
|Keywords||Charles S. Peirce Nominalism Realism|
|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
Robert Stern (2013). An Hegelian in Strange Costume? On Peirce's Relation to Hegel I. Philosophy Compass 8 (1):53-62.
Similar books and articles
Paul Forster (2011). Peirce and the Threat of Nominalism. Cambridge University Press.
Robert Lane (2004). On Peirce’s Early Realism. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 40 (4):575 - 605.
John F. Boler (1963). Charles Peirce and Scholastic Realism. Seattle, University of Washington Press.
Cornelis De Waal (1998). Peirce's Nominalist-Realist Distinction, an Untenable Dualism. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 34 (1):183 - 202.
Cornelis De Waal (1996). The Real Issue Between Nominalism and Realism, Peirce and Berkeley Reconsidered. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 32 (3):425 - 442.
Carl Hausman & Douglas R. Anderson (1994). The Telos of Peirce's Realism: Some Comments on Margolis's "The Passing of Peirce's Realism". Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 30 (4):825 - 838.
Carl R. Hausman (1993). Charles S. Peirce's Evolutionary Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Gary Shapiro (1981). Peirce's Critique of Hegel's Phenomenology and Dialectic. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 17 (3):269 - 275.
Rosa Mayorga (2004). The Hair: On the Difference Between Peirce's Nominalism and His Realism. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 40 (3):433 - 455.
Robert Stern (2007). Peirce, Hegel, and the Category of Secondness. Inquiry 50 (2):123 – 155.
Added to index2010-07-27
Total downloads19 ( #96,214 of 1,140,319 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #85,215 of 1,140,319 )
How can I increase my downloads?