A definition of philosophy by the American philospher Charles Peirce (1839 - 1914):
The theoretical science in three branches:
According to Peirce, modern philosophy has suffered a "tidal wave" of nominalism, beginning with Descartes.
Aspects of Peirce's philosophy: normative sciences between phenomenology and metaphysics.
His notions of nominalism, intuition, automation.
Normative sciences: esthetics, ethics (or practics), and logic.
Feeling, reaction, thought.
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