Mind, Matter, and Evolution: An Outline of C. S. Peirce’s Evolutionary Cosmogony

Bent Sørensen, Torkild Thellefsen, Søren Brier

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    Abstract

    In the program article “The Architectures of Theories” (1893), C. S. Peirce presented his trichotomies within psychology, biology, physics and philosophy, and in terms of these trichotomies, it could easily be predicted, according to Peirce, what kind of metaphysics it would be appropriate to construct, a cosmogonic philosophy. But, other than presenting his very brief sketch of a thoroughgoing evolutionary cosmogony, Peirce, unfortunately, did not give this important topic further treatment in the article. The question which arises then is in what way these trichotomies can be said to be connected Consequently, will an attempt to analyze a possible connection between the trichotomies shed light upon the evolutionary thinking of Peirce? In the following article we will give a tentative answer to this question.
    In the program article “The Architectures of Theories” (1893), C. S. Peirce presented his trichotomies within psychology, biology, physics and philosophy, and in terms of these trichotomies, it could easily be predicted, according to Peirce, what kind of metaphysics it would be appropriate to construct, a cosmogonic philosophy. But, other than presenting his very brief sketch of a thoroughgoing evolutionary cosmogony, Peirce, unfortunately, did not give this important topic further treatment in the article. The question which arises then is in what way these trichotomies can be said to be connected Consequently, will an attempt to analyze a possible connection between the trichotomies shed light upon the evolutionary thinking of Peirce? In the following article we will give a tentative answer to this question.
    LanguageEnglish
    JournalCybernetics & Human Knowing - A Journal of Second Order Cybernetics, Autopoiesis and Cyber-Semiotics
    Volume19
    Issue number1-2
    Pages95-120
    Number of pages26
    ISSN0907-0877
    StatePublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • C.S.Peirce
    • Evolutionary Cosmogony
    • Metaphysics
    • Pragmaticism

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    Mind, Matter, and Evolution : An Outline of C. S. Peirce’s Evolutionary Cosmogony. / Sørensen, Bent; Thellefsen, Torkild; Brier, Søren.

    In: Cybernetics & Human Knowing - A Journal of Second Order Cybernetics, Autopoiesis and Cyber-Semiotics, Vol. 19, No. 1-2, 2012, p. 95-120.

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