Lots of the essays gathered during this booklet have been provided on the Charles S. Peirce Sesquicentennial Congress (Harvard college, September 1989). the quantity is dedicated to issues inside Peirce's worth conception and gives a finished view of much less recognized points of his influential philosophy, particularly Peirce's paintings on ethics and aesthetics.The publication is split in 4 sections. part I discusses the prestige of ethics as a normative technology and its relation with common sense; a few purposes are provided, e.g. within the box of bioethics. part II investigates the explicit place of Peircean aesthetics with reference to classical American philosophy, in particular Buchler, to Husserlian phenomenology, and to eu structuralism (Saussure, Jakobson). part III comprises papers on inner points of Peirce's aesthetics and its position in his inspiration. the ultimate part offers purposes of Peirce's aesthetic thought: analyses of visible artwork (mainly paintings), of literary texts and of musical which means.

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