Piotr Janik

Transcendent Action in the Light of C.S. Peirce's Architectonic System

12/1 - Spring 2007, pages 131–138
Date of online publication: 15 juin 2007
Date of publication: 01 juin 2007


The article presents the key problems relevant to the issue of “transcendent Action,” as Peirce calls it. The author focuses on the relation between “belief” and the “transcendentals:” unity, truth, goodness, and beauty, in their peculiar Peirceian context. He considers firstly “belief” in the sense of “an original impulse to act consistently, to have a definite intention” and, secondly, “Normative Science, which investigates the universal and necessary laws of the relation of Phenomena to Ends, that is, perhaps, to Truth, Right, and Beauty.” Finally, he considers Peirce's defense again two popular accusations: one on the part of the logicians which “confounds psychical truths with psychological truths,” and the second one regarding hedonism.


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Janik, Piotr. “Transcendent Action in the Light of C.S. Peirce's Architectonic System.” Forum Philosophicum 12, no. 1 (2007): 131–138. doi:10.5840/forphil200712127.


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