Charles Peirce's Guess at the Riddle (Hardcover)

Grounds for Human Significance

By John K. Sheriff

Indiana University Press, 9780253352040, 128pp.

Publication Date: August 22, 1994

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"Sheriff's text moves the "guess" to a new level of understanding, while integrating much of Peirce's philosophy, and provokes many questions." --Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Newletter

"The purpose of Sheriff's work is to expound Peirce's unified theory of the universe--from cosmology to semiotic--and to discuss its ramifications for how we should live. He concludes that Peirce has given us a theory we can live with. The book makes an important contribution to philosophy of life and to the humanities in general." --Nathan Houser

"In clear and concise prose, Sheriff describes Peirce's 'theory of everything, ' a vision of cosmic and human meaning that offers a positive alternative to popular pessimistic and relativistic approaches to life and meaning." --Peirce Project Newsletter

About the Author

JOHN K. SHERIFF is Ernest E. Leisy Professor of English at Bethel College. He is the author of The Fate of Meaning: Charles Peirce, Structuralism, and Literature; The Good-Natured Man: The Evolution of a Moral Ideal, 1660-1800; and articles on semiotics and literary theory.