The Relationship between Chance and EvolutionJune 26, 2021
Peirce argues that there is coincidence in the universe.
It is not a concept of random and random events. Chance is, to some extent, spontaneity that is ordered. Peirce emphasizes that he uses this concept to describe the universe, not to explain it. According to the doctrine that reality is permanent and that apparent fragmentation stems from the nature of perception, there must be an evolutionary principle that explains creative development. According to Peirce, chance relations formed habits and habits formed laws. This formation took place in complete continuity.
Peirce’s metaphysical theory is independent of the logic, epistemology and pragmatism he adopted. Peirce influenced James, Dewey and Royce with his pragmatism principle. His eight-volume works, published from 1931 to 1958, made many of his unknown ideas known, and the doctrine of semiology was reconsidered in the second half of the 20th century. Its principle, which aims to clarify the meaning of concepts, has influenced the views of the Vienna Circle.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook