The Ideal of Intellectual Integrity, in Life and Literature
New Literary History, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 359-375, 2005
16 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2008 Last revised: 22 Apr 2011
Date Written: April 19, 2011
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.
Keywords: intellectual integrity, self-deception, pseudo-inquiry, evidence, epistemological virtue, The Way of All Flesh, Sanuel Butler, C.S. Peirce, Percy Bridgman
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