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    Peirce's Theory of Signs.T. L. Short - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this book, T. L. Short corrects widespread misconceptions of Peirce's theory of signs and demonstrates its relevance to contemporary analytic philosophy of language, mind and science. Peirce's theory of mind, naturalistic but nonreductive, bears on debates of Fodor and Millikan, among others. His theory of inquiry avoids foundationalism and subjectivism, while his account of reference anticipated views of Kripke and Putnam. Peirce's realism falls between 'internal' and 'metaphysical' realism and is more satisfactory than either. His pragmatism is not verificationism; (...)
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    9 The Development of Peirce's Theory of Signs.T. L. Short - 2004 - In C. J. Misak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Peirce. Cambridge University Press. pp. 214.
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    Darwin's Concept of Final Cause: Neither New nor Trivial. [REVIEW]T. L. Short - 2002 - Biology and Philosophy 17 (3):323-340.
    Darwin'suse of final cause accords with the Aristotelian idea of finalcauses as explanatory types – as opposed to mechanical causes, which arealways particulars. In Wright's consequence etiology, anadaptation is explained by particular events, namely, its past consequences;hence, that etiology is mechanistic at bottom. This justifies Ghiselin'scharge that such versions of teleology trivialize the subject, But a purelymechanistic explanation of an adaptation allows it to appear coincidental.Patterns of outcome, whether biological or thermodynamic, cannot be explainedbytracing causal chains, even were that possible. (...)
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    Peirce on Realism and Idealism by Robert Lane.T. L. Short - 2019 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 55 (1):80-84.
    Peirce persistently proclaimed both idealism and realism, terms that in philosophy's history have had varied meanings, in some of which they designate opposed doctrines; his use of them also varied in meaning. The aim of Robert Lane's important new book is to trace the evolution of Peirce's idealism and realism and to show that, in the end, whatever misadventures occur en route, these doctrines, in Peirce's version of them, are not opposed. Lane explores connections to other Peircean topics: truth, pragmatism, (...)
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    Response.T. L. Short - 2007 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (4):663-693.
    : This response to my seven critics is organized under five topics: 1. The book's scope and approach; 2. Physicalism, idealism, anthropomorphism; 3. Final causation; 4. Peirce's development; 5. Signs, objects, interpretants. No ground is ceded, but I have found the interchange clarifying and hope that the reader will find it so, too.
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    Peirce on the Aim of Inquiry: Another Reading of "Fixation".T. L. Short - 2000 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 36 (1):1 - 23.
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    Was Peirce a Weak Foundationalist?T. L. Short - 2000 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 36 (4):503 - 528.
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    Peirce on Science and Philosophy.T. L. Short - 2008 - Philosophical Topics 36 (1):259-277.
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    Measurement and Philosophy.T. L. Short - 2008 - Cognitio 9 (1):111-124.
    Peirce earned his keep making measurements, mainly of gravity but also astronomical, and he made several contributions to the science of measurement. It has been said that his experience measuring had philosophical consequences: his adoption of fallibilism, his argument against necessitarianism, and his conception of inquiry as converging on the truth have all been mentioned. But not much attention has been paid to the curious episode of his making “the study of great men” part of a course in logic: students (...)
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    Semeiosis and Intentionality.T. L. Short - 1981 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 17 (3):197 - 223.
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    Teleology in Nature.T. L. Short - 1983 - American Philosophical Quarterly 20 (4):311 - 320.
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    Interpreting Peirce's Interpretant: A Response To Lalor, Liszka, and Meyers.T. L. Short - 1996 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 32 (4):488 - 541.
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    Peirce's Empiricism: Its Roots and Its Originality by Aaron Wilson.T. L. Short - 2017 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 53 (4):622-626.
    Empiricism in philosophy is either a method or a theory. The two are separable: one might hold that all knowledge is empirical but that philosophy does something other than add to our knowledge, e.g., that it clarifies concepts; or one might hold that philosophy’s method is empirical and that one of the things known in that way is that not all knowledge is empirical, e.g., mathematics. And what is the empirical? If it is knowledge based on observation, then what is (...)
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    Peirce's Irony.T. L. Short - 2018 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 54 (1):9.
    But as you know... my style of ‘brilliancy’ consists in a mixture of irony and seriousness,—the same things said ironically and also seriously.Peirce’s philosophical writings are notoriously difficult. The reasons most often cited are the apparent contradictions, the long, inconclusive technical digressions, and the unfinished character of his thought. His champions instead emphasize his originality, arguing that his apparent contradictions often mark traditional dualisms subtly transcended; some discern strands of an uncompleted system. Originality, subtlety, and the need to reconstruct the (...)
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    Life Among the Legisigns.T. L. Short - 1982 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 18 (4):285 - 310.
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    Peirce's Concept of Final Causation.T. L. Short - 1981 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 17 (4):369 - 382.
  17. Hypostatic Abstraction in Self-Consciousness.T. L. Short - 1997 - In Paul Forster & Jacqueline Brunning (eds.), The Rule of Reason: The Philosophy of C.S. Peirce. University of Toronto Press. pp. 289-308.
     
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    Respones.T. L. Short - 2007 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (4):663 - 693.
    This response to my seven critics is organized under five topics: 1. The book's scope and approach; 2. Physicalism, idealism, anthropomorphism; 3. Final causation; 4. Peirce's development; 5. Signs, objects, interpretants. No ground is ceded, but I have found the interchange clarifying and hope that the reader will find it so, too.
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    The 1903 Maxim.T. L. Short - 2017 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 53 (3):345.
    Much has been written on the pragmatic maxim introduced in the 1878 essay 'How to Make Our Ideas Clear'. It was not there so named, but a quarter century later, at the outset of his Lectures on Pragmatism delivered at Harvard in 1903, Peirce quoted it and named it.1 At the conclusion of those lectures occurs another statement named a 'maxim' and implied to be pragmatism's. This 1903 maxim is almost as well-known as the 1878 maxim but has received little (...)
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    Robin on Perception and Sentiment in Peirce.T. L. Short - 2002 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 38 (1/2):267 - 282.
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    David Savan's Peirce Studies.T. L. Short - 1986 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 22 (2):89 - 124.
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    Hypostatic Abstraction in Empirical Science.T. L. Short - 1988 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 32 (1):51-68.
    In empirical science, hypostatic abstraction posits an entity defined by its assumed physical relation to a known phenomenon. If the assumed relation is real, the posited entity is physically real and is not an ens rationis. The posited entity, being identified indirectly, by its relation to something else, may be the agreed-upon subject of mutually incommensurable theories, and this is a key to understanding the history of science. Natural kinds may be introduced by hypostatic abstraction, and this explains why, contrary (...)
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    Peirce and the Incommensurability of Theories.T. L. Short - 1980 - The Monist 63 (3):316-328.
    Once upon a time a version of positivism prevailed in the philosophy of science. A key assumption made in positivism is that there is a class of observations - I will call them ‘basic observations’ - that are independent of theory. Basic observations are expressed in a non-theoretical or purely descriptive language: they refer to no postulated entities and presuppose no explanatory hypotheses or other logically contingent propositions. Theories, according to this philosophy, are admissible in science only if they are (...)
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    Some Problems Concerning Peirce's Conceptions of Concepts and Propositions.T. L. Short - 1984 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 20 (1):20 - 37.
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    Review Essay.T. L. Short - 1996 - Synthese 106 (3):409-430.
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    Mensuração e Filosofia.T. L. Short - 2008 - Cognitio: Revista de Filosofia 9 (1):111-124.
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    The Discovery of Scientific Aims and Methods.T. L. Short - 1998 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 72 (2):293-312.
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    Commemorative Essay. David Savan’s Defense of Semiotic Realism.T. L. Short - 1994 - Semiotica 98 (3-4):243-264.
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    O Falibilismo é Ômega-inconsistente.T. L. Short - 2006 - Cognitio: Revista de Filosofia 7 (2):293-301.
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    An Analysis of Conceptual Change.T. L. Short - 1980 - American Philosophical Quarterly 17 (4):301 - 309.
  31. Carl R. Hausman, "Charles S. Peirce's Evolutionary Philosophy". [REVIEW]T. L. Short - 1994 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 30 (2):401.
     
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  32. James Hoopes , "Peirce on Signs: Writings on Semiotic by Charles Sanders Peirce". [REVIEW]T. L. Short - 1992 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 28 (4):877.
     
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