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date: 18 December 2018

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For Peirce, as for Aristotle and Hegel, philosophy was a historical practice. It was not, however, historicist. Each philosopher's task was to engage in a dialogue with the history of philosophy from the perspective of her or his own present doubts and beliefs. This was the basis for Peirce's well-known emphasis on the importance of a community of inquirers who would work together through history to try to advance on the truth. Thus, for Peirce, philosophy was an evolutionary and developmental cultural practice and process.

Keywords: community of inquirers, doubts and beliefs, cultural practice, cultural process, Peirce, realism

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