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Single Idea 19227

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 6. Hopes for Philosophy]

Full Idea

Philosophy differs from mathematics in being a search for real truth.

Gist of Idea

Philosophy is a search for real truth


Charles Sanders Peirce (Reasoning and the Logic of Things [1898], I)

Book Reference

Peirce,Charles Sanders: 'Reasoning and the Logic of Things', ed/tr. Ketner,K.L. [Harvard 1992], p.115

A Reaction

This is important, coming from the founder of pragmatism, in rejecting the anti-realism which a lot of modern pragmatists seem to like.