• University of Helsinki
    Department of Philosophy (Theoretical Philosophy, Practical Philosophy, Philosophy in Swedish)
    Researcher
University of Helsinki
Department of Philosophy (Theoretical Philosophy, Practical Philosophy, Philosophy in Swedish)
PhD, 2004
  • Gabriele Gava, Peirce’s Account of Purposefulness: A Kantian Perspective
    European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 6 (2). 2014.
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    Capturing Cerberus: The Rhetorical Path to General Semiotics
    The Commens Working Papers: Preprints, Research Reports and Scientific Communications. 2014.
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    A Digital Companion to C.S. Peirce
    with Sami Paavola and João Queiroz
    The Commens Working Papers: Preprints, Research Reports and Scientific Communications. 2014.
    The Commens Papers (http://www.commens.org/papers) publishes preprints, reports, and communications that deal with the philosophy, scientific contributions, and life of C. S. Peirce. The Commens Papers are primarily meant for scholarly products that lack other means of publication, but which the author wishes to bring to the attention of the research community. The papers must meet editorial approval, but they are not fully peer reviewed. The Commens Papers accepts a broad variety of intellectua…Read more
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    C.S. Peirce: A Short Biographical Sketch
    The Commens Encyclopedia: The Digital Encyclopedia of Peirce Studies. 2014.
    This overview of the life and career of Charles S. Peirce identifies the central factors that shaped this seminal American intellect, and describes the dramatic events that turned the final decades of his professional existence into a tragedy. The purpose of this short article is to serve as a first biographical introduction to Peirce.
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    Melioristic inquiry and critical habits: Pragmatism and the ends of communication research
    Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication 7 (2): 173-188. 2016.
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    Pragmatism and Communication Theory
    Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication 7 (2): 111-113. 2016.
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    Methodeutic and the order of inquiry
    Semiotica 2018 (220): 269-299. 2018.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Semiotica Jahrgang: 2018 Heft: 220 Seiten: 269-299.
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    Pragmatism as a Communication-Theoretical Tradition: An Assessment of Craig‘s Pro-posal
    European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 4 (1): 208-221. 2012.
    Of recent attempts to appropriate pragmatism for communication studies, Rob-ert Craig‘s inclusion of a pragmatist ―tradition‖ in his influential ―metamodel‖ of commu-nication theoriesconstitutes one of the most prominent proposals to date. In this model, pragmatism is principally understood by contrast to other alternatives, such as phenome-nology, semiotics, and rhetoric. As a communication-theoretical tradition in Craig‘s sense, the pragmatist approach is expected to provide distinctive articu…Read more
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    Productive Signs
    Semiotics 47-58. 2006.
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    C. S. Peirce once described philosophical rhetoric as “the highest and most living branch of logic”. This article outlines a new interpretation of what prompted this unexpected elevation of the third subdivision of semiotic, and explores some of the implications of the proposed reading. Two plausible explanations are identified, leading to an exposition of Peirce’s equally puzzling association of rhetoric with objective logic in the 1890s. The final part of the essay briefly addresses the questi…Read more
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    Peirces derivations of the interpretant
    Semiotica 2003 (144): 1-17. 2003.
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    C. S. Peirce’s Dialogical Conception of Sign Processes
    Studies in Philosophy and Education 24 (3-4): 213-233. 2005.
    This article examines the contention that the central concepts of C. S. Peirce’s semeiotic are inherently communicational. It is argued that the Peircean approach avoids the pitfalls of objectivism and constructivism, rendering the sign-user neither a passive recipient nor an omnipotent creator of meaning. Consequently, semeiotic may serve as a useful general framework for studies of learning processes.
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    Representationism and Presentationism
    Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (1): 53-89. 2007.
    This article examines Peirce's semiotic philosophy and its development in the light of his characterisations of "representationism" and "presentationism". In his definitions of these positions, Peirce overtly pits the representationists, who treat percepts as representatives, against the presentationists, according to whom percepts do not stand for hidden realities. The article shows that Peirce's early writings—in particular the essay "On the Doctrine of Immediate Perception" and certain key te…Read more
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    Fields of Rhetoric: Inquiry, communication, and learning
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 45 (7): 737-754. 2013.
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    Communication and memory
    with Johan Siebers, Vincenzo Romania, and Bart Vandenabeele
    Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication 2 (1). 2011.
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    Pragmatism, Old & New: Selected Writings (review)
    Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (3): 575-578. 2007.
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    Development, purpose, and the spectre of anthropomorphism: Sundry comments on T. L. short's
    Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (4). 2007.
    : T. L. Short's Peirce's Theory of Signs offers a strong interpretation of semeiotic, advocating a developmental and naturalistic position. This commentary examines some of the main features of Short's approach, raising a number of critical questions concerning the growth of Peirce's thought and the problem of anthropomorphism. First, two possible weaknesses in Short's account of the development of semeiotic, connected to the treatment of the "New List of Categories" and the role of the index, a…Read more
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    Reflections on the Role of the Communicative Sign in Semeiotic
    Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 36 (2). 2000.
  • Misunderstanding and successful communication
    Acta Philosophica Fennica 69 67-90. 2001.
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    A social conception of science -- The pursuit of forms -- Beyond the doctrine of signs -- Structures of mediation -- Signs in action -- Prospects of communication -- From a rhetorical point of view.
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    T. L. Short's Peirce's Theory of Signs offers a strong interpretation of semeiotic, advocating a developmental and naturalistic position. This commentary examines some of the main features of Short's approach, raising a number of critical questions concerning the growth of Peirce's thought and the problem of anthropomorphism. First, two possible weaknesses in Short's account of the development of semeiotic, connected to the treatment of the "New List of Categories" and the role of the index, are…Read more
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    Susan Haack and Robert Lane , Pragmatism, Old & New: Selected Writings (review)
    Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (3): 575-578. 2007.