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The Normative Thought of Charles S. Peirce

edited by C O R NELIS de WAAL and KRYSZTO F PIOT R SKOW RO ŃSKI

The Normative Thought of Charles S. Peirce edited by

Cornelis de Waal and Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński

320 PAGES • 9 b/w ILLUSTRATIONS 978-0-8232-4244-3 • CLOTH • $45.00 (06) American Philosophy MARC H

This volume explores the three normative sciences that Peirce distinguished (aesthetics, ethics, and logic) and their relation to phenomenology and metaphysics. The essays approach this topic from a variety of angles, ranging from questions concerning the normativity of logic to an application of Peirce’s semiotics to John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.” A recurrent question throughout is whether a moral theory can be grounded in Peirce’s work, despite his rather vehement denial that this can be done. Some essays ask whether a dichotomy exists between theoretical and practical ethics. Other essays show that Peirce’s philosophy embraces meliorism, examine the role played by self-control, seek to ground communication theory in Peirce’s speculative rhetoric, or examine the normative aspect of the notion of truth. CONTR I B UTOR S: Mats Bergman, Vincent Colapietro, James Liszka, Rosa Maria Mayorga, Mateusz W. Oleksy, Kelly Parker, Helmut Pape, Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen, Sami Pihlström Cornelis de Waal, Ignacio Redondo, and Krysztof Piotr Skowroński CORNELIS de WAAL is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis and Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions of the Charles Sanders Peirce Society. KRYSZTOF PIOTR SKOWROŃSKI is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Opole University in

Poland.

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Loyalty to Loyalty

Josiah Royce and the Genuine Moral Life M ATH EW A . FO U ST

“Foust offers not only a major contribution to Royce scholarship but also an important, original, and timely contribution to ethics generally.” — K E N N E T H ST IK K ERS, Southern Illinois University

“This book makes significant contributions to the ongoing scholarship on the work of Josiah Royce.” — JACQ UE LYN K EGLEY, California State University, Bakersfield

Loyalty to Loyalty

Josi a h Royce

and the Genuine MoRal life

Mathew A. Foust

224 PAGES 978-0-8232-4269-6 • CLOTH • $50.00 (06) American Philosophy MARC H

As a virtue, loyalty has an ambiguous place in our thinking about moral judgments. We lauded the loyalty of firefighters who risked their lives to save others on 9/11 while condemning the loyalty of those who perpetrated the catastrophe. Responding to such uneasiness and confusion, Loyalty to Loyalty contributes to ongoing conversation about how we should respond to conflicts in loyalty in a pluralistic world. The lone philosopher to base an ethical theory on the virtue of loyalty is Josiah Royce. Loyalty to Loyalty engages Royce’s moral theory, revealing how loyalty, rather than being just one virtue among others, is central to living a genuinely moral and meaningful life. Mathew A. Foust shows how the theory of loyalty Royce advances can be brought to bear on issues such as the partiality/ impartiality debate in ethical theory, the role of loyalty in liberatory struggle, and the ethics of whistleblowing and disaster response. M ATHEW A . FOUST

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is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lander University.

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