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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Charles S. Peirce, 19th-20th century American logician, mathematician, scientist, and philosopher, founder of pragmatism.

Etymologies

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Peirce +‎ -an

Examples

  • ( "How To Make Our Ideas Clear," 1878) But thinking about music in a Peircean way has been largely in the context of semiotics, not logic, or pragmatism, or "pragmaticism."

    A good idea at the time

  • W.at Peircean meant by “semeiotic” is almost totally different what has come to be called “semiotics,” and which hails not so much from Peirce as from Saussure and Charles W. Morris.

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  • For example, in the field of automated multi-track radar, the similarity of Peircean scientific method to the so-called “Kalman filter” has been noted by many systems analysts.

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  • First, some twenty-five years ago in the former Soviet Union interest in Peirce and Karl Popper had led logicians and computer scientists like Victor Finn and Dmitri Pospelov to try to find ways in which computer programs could generate Peircean hypotheses (Popperian “conjectures”) in semeiotic contexts (non-numerical or qualitative contexts).

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  • In some areas of research added impetus has been provided by the similarity of Peircean techniques to techniques that have already proven useful.

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  • Various proposals for game-theoretic semantical approaches to logic have been developed and applied to Peirce's logic, as well as being used to understand Peircean points.

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  • The aerospace industry, especially in France and the United States, is currently investigating Peircean ideas in connection with avionics systems that monitor aircraft

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  • In such a fashion, entire Peircean works, as Peirce conceived them, can be presented, and presented in their natural temporal setting and order.

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  • Such practical applications of Peircean ideas may seem surprising to many philosophers whose minds are rooted strictly in the academic world.

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  • That these Peircean notions of reality and truth are inherently idealist rather than realist in character should require no special pleading.

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