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Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique

Editor-in-Chief: Danesi, Marcel

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Volume 2013, Issue 196


Space and time: Continuity in the correspondence between Charles Peirce and Victoria Welby

Maria Luisi
Published Online: 2013-08-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sem-2013-0055


Though from two different points of view, both Charles Peirce and Victoria Welby examined the problem of time during the same years. In their correspondence, whereas Peirce explains his position about the indeterminacy of the future, Lady Welby proposes her theory about the dependence of time on space. Since they both tacitly refer to Kant's thesis on space and time, Kantianism can be an extremely important tool in order to understand similarities and differences between Peirce's and Welby's philosophical views. Continuity, as well as time and space, is a crucial notion to clarify Peirce's statements: the definite development of the concept of continuity in his philosophy allows us to better understand his notion of reality and experience. The present essay proposes to focus on the importance of time in Peirce's metaphysical thought by emphasizing its connection with Welby's remarks on the centrality of Motion and Change in our experience.

Keywords: time; space; continuity; change; experience

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Maria Luisi

Maria Luisi (b. 1982) is a fellowship student at the University of Roma Tre 〈 〉. Her research interests include American philosophy, and American and Italian pragmatism and phenomenology, with a particular focus on the thought of Peirce, James, and Husserl. Her publications include “Percept and perceptual judgment in Peirce's phenomenology” (2006); “Conoscenza ed esperienza nel Leonardo: il rapporto con James e Bergson” (2007); and Peirce e la fenomenologia (2012).

Published Online: 2013-08-23

Published in Print: 2013-08-15

Citation Information: Semiotica, Volume 2013, Issue 196, Pages 197–214, ISSN (Online) 1613-3692, ISSN (Print) 0037-1998, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sem-2013-0055.

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