Peirce, Wittgenstein, and the sense of pragmatism

Journal title PARADIGMI
Author/s Garry L. Hagberg
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2016/3 Language English
Pages 18 P. 33-50 File size 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, Peirce, Wittgenstein, and the sense of pragmatism in "PARADIGMI" 3/2016, pp 33-50, DOI: 10.3280/PARA2016-003003