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Peirce, Wittgenstein, and the sense of pragmatism
Journal Title: PARADIGMI 
Author/s: Garry L. Hagberg 
Year:  2016 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  18 Pg. 33-50 FullText PDF:  203 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PARA2016-003003
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This article (1) examines Peirce’s development of the themes of doubt, belief, the methodological problem with posited counterfactuals, and his critique of the picture of the Cartesian interior and its implications for linguistic meaning; (2) reconsiders Wittgenstein’s remarks concerning the Cartesian picture and the corresponding image of mental privacy, the very idea of the use of signs as the encoding of thought, and his interrelated observations on the natures of belief, doubt, and linguistic meaning; and (3) briefly considers the significance of these matters for some fundamental questions in aesthetics and the clarification of our understanding of a work of art.
Keywords: Wittgenstein, Peirce, Pragmatism, Doubt, Aesthetics

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Garry L. Hagberg, in "PARADIGMI" 3/2016, pp. 33-50, DOI:10.3280/PARA2016-003003


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