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Kenneth Laine Ketner on Charles Sanders Peirce

Kenneth Laine Ketner on Charles Sanders Peirce J S P Rutgers University His Glassy Essence: An Autobiography of Charles Sanders Peirce. Vol. 1. Kenneth Laine Ketner. Nashville, TN, and London: Vanderbilt UP, 1998. Pp. xiii + 418. $39.95 h.c. 0-8265-1313-1. Charles Sanders Santiago Peirce. How to deal with this incredibly brilliant, multisided, quirky genius? The trackers of the Peircean labyrinth are numerous and various, and many have either engaged the Minotaur and been slain, or sighted him, bolted, broken Ariadne's thread, never to be seen again. Some are just stunned by the sight of him. We think, for example, of the fine scholar, Max Fisch, who worked for forty years collecting and collating Peirce materials from hither, thither, and yon. Entrusted with these to write an intellectual biography, he never did produce the book (though some important articles did materialize). Or we call up a vivid memory: forty years ago in a seminar on American philosophy taught by Sidney Hook, the professor introduced an advanced, well-qualified graduate student, just returned from abroad, who discoursed briefly on the dissertation he was about to write on Peirce. Forty years later, no dissertation, no Ph.D. I, myself, have published for thirty-seven years on American thought, been strongly influenced http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Speculative Philosophy Penn State University Press

Kenneth Laine Ketner on Charles Sanders Peirce

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J S P Rutgers University His Glassy Essence: An Autobiography of Charles Sanders Peirce. Vol. 1. Kenneth Laine Ketner. Nashville, TN, and London: Vanderbilt UP, 1998. Pp. xiii + 418. $39.95 h.c. 0-8265-1313-1. Charles Sanders Santiago Peirce. How to deal with this incredibly brilliant, multisided, quirky genius? The trackers of the Peircean labyrinth are numerous and various, and many have either engaged the Minotaur and been slain, or sighted him, bolted, broken Ariadne's thread, never to be seen again. Some are just stunned by the sight of him. We think, for example, of the fine scholar, Max Fisch, who worked for forty years collecting and collating Peirce materials from hither, thither, and yon. Entrusted with these to write an intellectual biography, he never did produce the book (though some important articles did materialize). Or we call up a vivid memory: forty years ago in a seminar on American philosophy taught by Sidney Hook, the professor introduced an advanced, well-qualified graduate student, just returned from abroad, who discoursed briefly on the dissertation he was about to write on Peirce. Forty years later, no dissertation, no Ph.D. I, myself, have published for thirty-seven years on American thought, been strongly influenced

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The Journal of Speculative PhilosophyPenn State University Press

Published: Jan 2, 2000

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