Peirce's response to the anti-metaphysical positivism of his day draws on Kant's response to Hume, but moves beyond it, being thus a valuable resource, especially in our own post-Logical Positivist era. (Part of) Kant's legacy to Peirce was a lasting conviction that metaphysics need not be the hopelessly "airy science" Hume had pooh-poohed, but could and should become a legitimate and valuable area of investigation. (Part of) Peirce's legacy to philosophy today is a distinctively plausible post-Kantian reconstruction of how this might be achieved.
|Translated title of the contribution||The legitimacy of metaphysics: The legacy of Kant to Peirce, and that of Peirce to the philosophy of our times|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2007|
- Metaphysics as science
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