Naar een proces-pragmatische grondslag voor het identiteitsbegrip: Peirce over potentialiteit, interactie en regulariteit

Translated title of the contribution: Towards a Process-Pragmatic Grounding of the Concept of Identity: Peirce on Potentiality, Interaction, and Regularity

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Abstract

Peirce offers us a perspective on identity that is less problematic than the Aristotelian, essentialist approach, which still latently, but deeply influences a lot of contemporary, analytic views on identity. The problem of the essentialist view is that it precludes the possibility of real novelty, and fails to account for the dynamic connectedness of the world. Peirce's account of identity does more justice to these elements. His view will be elaborated on the basis of his phenomenological categories of FirstnesSy Secondness, and Thirdness. The crucial point that will be made is that from Peirce's process-pragmatic point of view things and persons have no pre-given, independent identities, but identities emerge by virtue of regulated interactions.
Translated title of the contributionTowards a Process-Pragmatic Grounding of the Concept of Identity: Peirce on Potentiality, Interaction, and Regularity
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)35-78
JournalTijdschrift voor filosofie (België)
Volume69
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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