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This chapter attempts to construct the metaphysics of C. S. Peirce’s architectural philosophy as an attempt to solve Emerson’s Riddle of the Sphinx. The focus of Peirce’s philosophical work is through the development of logic as semiotics through an evolutionary process philosophy, where his aim is to construct an ontology and anthropology that can argue in a consistent way for how true knowledge of the world is possible. This is done by combining phenomenology and realism through a semiotic pragmaticist wholeness philosophy. It also includes existential and spiritual aspects of human reality and production of social meaning and rationality based on influences from liberal Unitarianism and the Concordia transcendentalist.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeath And Anti-Death. Volume 12 : One Hundred Years After Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914)
EditorsCharles Tandy
Place of PublicationAnn Arbor, MI
PublisherRia University Press
Publication date2014
Pages47-130
ISBN (print)9781934297193, 9781934297209
StatePublished - 2014

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