In this proposed book, David Plowright provides an insight into the ideas of one of the world’s greatest philosophers: Charles Sanders Peirce. Although C S Peirce was an accomplished logician, mathematician and philosopher, he is usually associated with two apparently unrelated areas: semiotics and pragmatism. The author explains both of these, and how they are inextricably intertwined, in clear and concise language. Examples are included to illustrate the complex and sophisticated thinking that characterise Peirce’s work. The context to Peirce’s wide-ranging work is discussed, starting with an outline of his difficult life in the highly respectable academic community of New England in the early 1880s, resulting in his ostracism and eventual financial ruin. The author succinctly outlines Peirce’s philosophy, explaining the highly sophisticated system of semiotics. This is followed by an explication of Peirce’s pragmatism – or Pragmaticism, as he preferred to call it, in which concepts, ideas and theories are to be understood by their practical consequences and their effects in the world. The author goes on to describe how Peirce’s ideas have contributed to two important areas within education: the teaching of cultural/ communication studies and the development of a pragmatic epistemology underpinning educational research methodologies. Educationists are now beginning to appreciate the extent of Peirce’s potential contribution to the field of education and the author outlines how Peirce’s ideas have been used to argue for a clearer and better informed understanding of the cognitive and intellectual processes involved in learning and teaching. Finally the proposed book will conclude that Peirce is one of the world’s most creative philosophers and that he should be seen as a key thinker in the field of education. ?
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Buchbeschreibung Springer-Verlag Gmbh Dez 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 23.5x15.5x cm. Neuware - This book introduces a number of selected ideas from the work of Charles Sanders Peirce, the founder of pragmatism. Peirce, pronounced 'purse', was born in America in 1839 and died in 1914. He published little in his own lifetime and he continually struggled to become recognised as a respected author with ideas that were highly creative, original and unique. The book begins with an examination of Peirce's life history. This is followed by an explanation of pragmatism, which states that an understanding of a concept can only be fully grasped by knowing what its practical effects are. The author then explains a number of Peirce's ideas that are based on his pragmatic maxim: scientific inquiry as a method of investigation and its relevance to everyday thinking inferential thinking based on abduction, deduction and induction and its use in educational research semiotics, the study of signs and its relevance to the development of conceptual understanding his profound and insightful ontological categories of Firstness, Secondness and Thirdness and their application to developing an understanding of the world around us This introductory text is written in a clear and accessible style. Numerous examples are used throughout the book to illustrate Peirce's complex and sophisticated ideas and to show how his thinking can be applied to education. 99 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9789401773553