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C. S. Peirce was very mathematical, logical and empirical in the foundations of his thinking and he saw no principal limits to the knowledge obtainable by science. But the transdisciplinary view he developed differs substantially from the unity science of logical positivism in that he worked reflectively with metaphysics and the problem of universals furthermore he took a phenomenological point of departure not a pure empiricist one. Thus in his unity of sciences and humanities it is semiotics that is the model science which united all the others. He did not rule out metaphysics and a concept of God from his transdisciplinary view, but worked reflectively with both. The concept of God is a very vague hypothesis about the origin and development of the universe the meaning of which science will have to uncover.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalCybernetics & Human Knowing
Volume19
Issue number1-2
Pages (from-to)59-94
Number of pages36
ISSN0907-0877
StatePublished - 2012

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