Keyword: Idealism

News | Posted 20/02/2018
New book: 'Peirce on Idealism and Realism' by Robert Lane

Published by Cambridge University Press (2017/2018).
Publisher's description: "This book offers a new interpretation of the metaphysics of Charles Peirce (1839–1914), the founder of...

Article in Journal | Posted 08/10/2017
Parker, Kelly (1994). Peirce's Semeiotic and Ontology
Discusses the use of the terms realism and idealism in characterizing the philosophy of Charles Peirce. Concerns which led Peirce to affirm logical realism and metaphysical idealism; Features of...
Article in Journal | Posted 14/09/2017
Tiercelin, Claudine (1998). Peirce's Objective Idealism: A Defense
Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Pape, Helmut (2002). What Thought Is For: The Problematic Identity of Mental Processes with Chance Events in Peirce's Idealistic Metaphysics
Attempts to justify the claim that Charles Peirce invented a version of idealism. Discussion on chance, evolution and logic; Information on the methodological function of absolute chance;...
News | Posted 16/01/2017
Pragmatism and the Analytic – Continental Split

Invited Speakers (in alphabetical order):

  • Dr. Michael Bacon (Royal Holloway)
  • Prof. Shannon Dea (University of Waterloo)
  • Prof. Christopher Hookway (University of...
Article in Journal | Posted 29/12/2015
Margolis, Joseph (2007). Rethinking Peirce's Fallibilism
The article explores the doctrine of fallibilism of philosopher Charles S. Peirce. Peirce was committed to the grounds of realism and idealism. His fallibilism focused on truth, the natural world,...
Article in Journal | Posted 21/12/2015
Burks, Arthur W. (1996). Peirce's Evolutionary Pragmatic Idealism
Article in Journal | Posted 09/12/2015
Kaag, John J. (2015). The Lot of the Beautiful: Pragmatism and Aesthetic Ideals
This article focuses on the intimate relationship between German aesthetic theory, particularly the philosophies of Kant and Schiller, and the pragmatic tradition of the nineteenth and early...
Article in Journal | Posted 09/12/2015
Franks, Paul (2015). Peirce's ‘Schelling-Fashioned Idealism’ and ‘the Monstrous Mysticism of the East’
Peirce remarks on several occasions in the 1790s on affinities between his evolutionary metaphysics and Schelling's Idealism, behind which, he avers, lies ‘the monstrous mysticism of the East’....
Article in Journal | Posted 09/12/2015
Dea, Shannon (2015). A House at War Against Itself: Absolute Versus Pluralistic Idealism in Spinoza, Peirce, James and Royce
In this paper, I elaborate affinities between Peirce, Spinoza and Royce, in order to illuminate the division between Peirce's and James's expressions of idealism. James contrasted Spinoza...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 06/09/2015
Quote from "Letters to William James"

…there are writers who limit consciousness to what we know of the past which they mistake for the present and who thus think it to be a question whether we are to say the...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 20/08/2015
Quote from "Abstracts of 8 Lectures"

…Idealism, in the sense in which Objective Logic, as I understand it, is Idealism, may be defined as the doctrine that nothing exists but phenomena and what phenomena bring...

Manuscript | Posted 19/01/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1902 [c.]). Reason's Rules. MS [R] 599

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1902], pp. 4-45, 31-42, and 8 pp. of fragments.
The nature of a sign. Propositions as the significations of signs which represent that some...

Article in Journal | Posted 03/11/2014
Kruse, Felicia E. (2010). Peirce, God, and the "Transcendentalist Virus"
The article discusses the influence of the Transcendentalist movement on the thought of American philosopher Charles S. Peirce. It describes Peirce's references to Transcendental ideas regarding...
News | Posted 23/06/2014
Project Conference: 'Idealism & Pragmatism: Convergence or Contestation?'

Conference organised by the Idealism & Pragmatism project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust and based in Sheffield.


  • Robert Brandom (University of Pittsburgh)...
Manuscript | Posted 11/06/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1897-8). Abstracts of 8 Lectures. MS [R] 942

From the Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-33, incomplete, with variants and a single sheet entitled “Bifaria for 8 Lectures” (B8). The bare nothing of possibility logically...

News | Posted 03/12/2013
Bridging Traditions: Idealism and Pragmatism

Even though the pragmatists, both classical and contemporary, have been attentive readers of various figures in the idealist tradition, their views are normally read in opposition to what an...

News | Posted 04/07/2013
Workshop: Idealism and Pragmatism: A History

The objective of this workshop is to look in detail at how the classical American pragmatists saw themselves in relation to idealism. It will also trace the continuing development of this...

News | Posted 25/04/2013
Idealism & Pragmatism: Convergence or Contestation?

The aim of the project is to consider the relation between two great philosophical traditions: idealism and pragmatism. The network will focus on three main themes through a series of workshops...

Encyclopedia Article | Posted 10/01/2013
Rosenthal, Sandra: "World and Its Bi-Polar Dimensions"

Peirce never explicitly clarifies his understanding of “the real world,” though he refers to it frequently throughout his writings. This lack can well go unremarked, for it is a common sense term...