The Ideal of Intellectual Integrity, in Life and Literature
University of Miami - School of Law; University of Miami - Department of Philosophy
April 19, 2011
New Literary History, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 359-375, 2005
A philosophical exploration of the ideal of intellectual integrity drawing on Samuel Butler's semi-autobiographical Bildungsroaman, The Way of All Flesh; and relating this to C.S. Peirce's idea of the scientific attitude and Percy Bridgman's reflections on the conditions needed for this ideal to flourish.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: intellectual integrity, self-deception, pseudo-inquiry, evidence, epistemological virtue, The Way of All Flesh, Sanuel Butler, C.S. Peirce, Percy Bridgman
Date posted: March 31, 2008 ; Last revised: April 22, 2011