Seminar with Ivan Mladenov

Ivan Mladenov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia) visits the Wittgenstein Archives in the period 26.5.-15.6.2014. In this context, a seminar is organized:

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 14.15-16.00, Wittgenstein Archives, Philosophy Department, Sydnesplassen 12-13, room 209:

Conceptualizing Peirce

After the rediscovery of the work of the American philosopher and polymath, Charles S. Peirce (1839 – 1914) there has been a renascence of semiotics understood as logic of science. Yet, Peirce’s systematic philosophy consists of a number of distinct but interrelated theories and doctrines and among the most characteristic of them is not only semiotics but also pragmatism, fallibilism and evolutionary cosmology. Pragmatism emerged in the early 1870-s as a doctrine of meaning. In its heart lies the abductive method outlined by Peirce as a method for determining the meaning of the philosophical and scientific terms. The proposed presentation is going to focus on the outlined topics: Peirce’s philosophy in general, his “semeiotic”, pragmatism and pragmaticism, clarification of ideas and evolutionary cosmology in a “nutshell”.