Cultivating the Arts of Inquiry, Interpretation, and Criticism: A Peircean Approach to our Educational Practices
Author: Colapietro, Vincent
Source: Studies in Philosophy and Education, Volume 24, Numbers 3-4, July 2005 , pp. 337-366(30)
Abstract:Peirce was a thinker who claimed that his mind had been thoroughly formed by his rigorous training in the natural sciences. But he was also the author who proclaimed that nothing is truer than true poetry. In making the case for Peirce’s relevance to issues of education, then, it is necessary to do justice to the multifaceted character of his philosophical genius, in particular, to the experimentalist cast of his mind and his profound appreciation for the aesthetic, the imaginative, and (more narrowly) the metaphorical in their myriad guises. My aim in this paper is to go some distance, however small, toward doing such justice to Peirce.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 240 Sparks Building, 16802, University Park, PA , USA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: July 1, 2005