Peirce and Religion: Knowledge, Transformation, and the Reality of God

Peirce and Religion: Knowledge, Transformation, and the Reality of God

by Roger Ward


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Charles Sanders Peirce is one of the most original voices in American philosophy. His scientific career and his goal of proving scientific logic provide rich material for philosophical development. Peirce was also a life-long Christian and member of the Episcopal Church. Roger Ward traces the impact of Peirce’s religion and Christianity on the development of Peirce’s philosophy. Peirce’s religious framework is a key to his development of pragmatism and normative science in terms of knowledge and moral transformation. Peirce’s argument for the reality of God is a culmination of both his religious devotion and his life-long philosophical development.

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ISBN-13: 9781498531528
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/14/2020
Series: American Philosophy Series
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 426,959
Product dimensions: 6.07(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Roger Ward is professor of philosophy at Georgetown College.

Table of Contents


I. Why Peirce, Why Christianity

II. Conversion to Logic

III. Conversion to Community

IV. Peirce’s Work for the Church: Waiting for God

V. Knowledge and Transformation

VI. Real Obedience: from Pragmatism to Pragmaticism

VII. Science and the Persistent Reality of God


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