Peirce’s open community in light of sentimentalism and normative sciences

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https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ef.347278

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Charles S. Peirce, unlimited community, normative sciences, science, sentimentalism

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Peirce’s idea of an unlimited community has been usually analyzed from its role in science and the normative ideal of truth. However, it is essential to understand the role of the community of inquiry in light of the other normative sciences, aesthetics and ethics, since according to Peirce, any endeavor to know that is not guided by the esthetical ideal of admirable per se should not be considered as proper science, but as a power tool to benefit some elite. This article aims to analyze Peirce’s idea of community of inquiry in light of sentimentalism and the normative sciences in order to evidence that such community is not elitist, but open, insofar as it is also lured by the summum bonum and the admirable per se. Finally, we provide a more organic reading of Peirce’s work, opening the way to consider possible consequences of this position from an ethical and political perspective.

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Jorge Alejandro Flórez, Universidad de Caldas

is a Philosopher and he has a Master degree in Philosophy from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Medellín). PhD of Philosophy from Southern Illinois University. Professor of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Caldas, Colombia. Director of the Doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Caldas. Editor of the Notebooks of Peircean Systematics, founded by Fernando Zalamea. His main research interests revolve around Greek philosophy, epistemology, logic, semiotics and North American pragmatism.

Juliana Acosta López de Mesa, Universidad de Antioquia

is a philosopher at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Antioquia. Master and PhD of Philosophy from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her main research interests have been North American ethics, political philosophy, and pragmatism. Professor at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Antioquia.

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2022-01-31

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Flórez, J. A., & Acosta López de Mesa, J. (2022). Peirce’s open community in light of sentimentalism and normative sciences. Estudios De Filosofía, (65), 177–192. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ef.347278

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