Peirce and Husserl: Mutual Insights on Logic, Mathematics and Cognition

Mohammad Shafiei (Editor), Ahti-Veikko Juhani Pietarinen (Editor)

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This volume aims to provide the elements for a systematic exploration of certain fundamental notions of Peirce and Husserl in respect with foundations of science by means of drawing a parallelism between their works. Tackling a largely understudied comparison between these two contemporary philosophers, the authors highlight the significant similarities in some of their fundamental ideas.

This volume consists of eleven chapters under four parts. The first part concerns methodologies and main principles of the two philosophers. An introductory chapter outlines central historical and systematical themes arising out of the recent scholarship on Peirce and Husserl. The second part is on logic, its Chapters dedicated to the topics from Peirce’s Existential Graphs and the philosophy of notation to Husserl’s notions of pure logic and transcendental logic. The third part includes contributions on philosophy of mathematics. Chapters in the final part deal with the theory of cognition, consciousness and intentionality. The closing chapter provides an extended glossary of central terms of Peirce’s theory of phaneroscopy, explaining them from the viewpoint of the theory of cognition.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Cham
Number of pages231
ISBN (Electronic)9783030258009
ISBN (Print)9783030257996, 9783030258023
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameLogic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science
ISSN (Print)2214-9775
ISSN (Electronic)2214-9783

User-Defined Keywords

  • Diagrammatic Reasoning
  • Foundations of Mathematics
  • Phaneroscopy
  • Logical Construction And Phenomenological Reduction
  • Peirce and Dialogical Reconstruction of Experience
  • Husserl and Dialogical Reconstruction of Experience
  • Logico-phaneroscopical Analysis
  • Philosophy of Notation in the 19th century
  • Peirce on Inclusion and Assertion
  • Husserl on Inclusion and Assertion
  • Symbolic Knowledge in Husserlian Pure Logic
  • Peirce’s Existential Graphs and Transcendental Logic
  • Husserl and Peirce and the Goals of Mathematics
  • Husserl and Pierce on Logic of Probability
  • Peirce and Husserl on Intentionality


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