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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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