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Peirce on Perception and Reasoning: From Icons to Logic

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2017.08.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kathleen A. Hull and Richard Kenneth Atkins (eds.), Peirce on Perception and Reasoning: From Icons to Logic, Routledge, 2017, 219 pp., $140 (hbk.), ISBN 9781138215016. Reviewed by Jeff Kasser, Colorado State University This volume collects thirteen papers derived from the Charles S. Peirce International Centennial Conference that took place in July 2014. The book aims "to explore Peirce's work on the function of icons, images, and diagrams in cognitive activities such as imagination, perception, inference, problem solving, and logic" (p. vii). It advertises itself as reflecting "a growing interest in American Pragmatism" (ibid). I do not know whether interest in pragmatism is growing, but I do fear that such an advertisement might needlessly cost the collection readers. For whatever reason, "pragmatism" invites people to take sides. While undeniably present and important, Peirce's pragmatism figures. . .

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