Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 13 May 2021

Abstract and Keywords

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

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.