From Realism to 'Realicism' : The Metaphysics of Charles Sanders Peirce
From Realism to 'Realicism' is a unique critical study of Peirce's metaphysics, and his repeated insistence on the realism of the medieval schoolman as the key to understanding his own system. By tracing the problem of universals beginning with its Greek roots, Rosa Maria Perez-Teran Mayorga provides the necessary yet underrepresented background of moderate realism and Peirce's eventual revision of metaphysics.
- Paperback | 202 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
- 01 Nov 2008
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
I now understand some nuances of Peirce's realism for the first time as a result of Dr. Mayorga's careful study. She goes beyond Boler in a number of ways, especially in showing how Peirce's 'realicism' connects and elucidates other areas of his philosophy. Dr. Mayorga's work on Peirce's scholastic realism will set the standard in this area and has opened a new program of Peirce research. -- Nathan Houser, Peirce Edition Project This is a sharply focused yet engagingly written study of Charles Peirce's nuanced position. Rosa Mayorga nicely balances her concern with the historical context and contemporary relevance of Peirce's unique form of philosophical realism (in her neologism, 'realicism'). -- Vincent Colapietro, Pennsylvania State University
About Rosa Maria Perez-teran Mayorga
Rosa Maria Perez-Teran Mayorga is assistant professor of philosophy at Virginia Polytechnic and State University.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 The Problem of Universals: Back to the Past Chapter 2 Duns Scotus Chapter 3 Charles Peirce