Evolutionary Love (Illustrated) by Charles Peirce

Evolutionary Love (Illustrated)

byCharles Peirce, Timeless Books: Editor

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In 1934, Paul Weiss, an American philosopher, the founder of The Review of Metaphysics, and the Metaphysical Society of America, called Charles Peirce "the most original and versatile of American philosophers and America's greatest logician".

In 1943, Webster's Biographical Dictionary added Charles Peirce’s introduction as "now regarded as the most original thinker and greatest logician of his time."

Max Fisch, a well-known writer of identity, individuality, responsibility, morality, and political commitment, commented Charles Peirce as the follow:

“Who is the most original and the most versatile intellect that the Americas have so far produced? The answer Charles S. Peirce is uncontested, because any second would be so far behind as not to be worth nominating. He was mathematician, astronomer, chemist, geodesist, surveyor, cartographer, metrologist, spectroscopist, engineer, inventor; psychologist, philologist, lexicographer, historian of science, mathematical economist, lifelong student of medicine; book reviewer, dramatist, actor, short story writer; phenomenologist, semiotician, logician, rhetorician and metaphysician.”

Without any doubt, Charles Peirce is in the row of the best minds with Henry George, William James, Thorstein Veblen, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

In 1893, Charles Peirce published his foundational paper to modern evolutionism EVOLUTIONARY LOVE. In this paper, Peirce discussed an especially intriguing and curious twist in his evolutionism. He called agapeism. Peirce argued that evolutionary love is the most fundamental engine of the evolutionary process instead of struggle, strife, greed, or competition. Peirce’s view of evolution had a social significance and also had the intention of arguing against the morally repugnant but extremely popular socio-economic Darwinism that was pioneered by Herbert Spencer. Peirce associated with the doctrine of the Gospel of John and with the mystical ideas of Swedenborg and Henry James. To social Darwinism and a supposed justification for the more rapacious practices of unbridled capitalism, Peirce referred as “The Gospel of Greed.”

This is a must-read book to understand the foundational thought of Philosophy, Logic, Religion, and Evolutionary Science by Charles Peirce, one of the greatest philosophers and logicians in the world.



Title:Evolutionary Love (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 14, 2016Publisher:Timeless BooksLanguage:English

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