Adam Crabtree, RP, is a trainer of psychotherapists and has a private therapy practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, He is author of From Mesmer to Freud: Magnetic Sleep and the Roots of Psychological Healing, Multiple Man: Explorations in Possession and Multiple Personality, Trance Zero: Breaking the Spell of Conformity, and Evolutionary Love and the Ravages of Greed. He is also coauthor of Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century, and he is coeditor of Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality.
Here he notes that C. S. Peirce was regarded by William James as the most important philosopher of his era. Adam adds that Peirce has been extremely important in his own thinking. Peirce is considered the founder of American pragmatic philosophy, as well as the founder of the field of semiotics — the study of signs and symbols. He was an evolutionary thinker and an “objective idealist” who believed that, while the external world was real, all was consciousness and alive. Peirce also is thought to have suffered from bipolar disorder.
(Recorded on December 8, 2017)
Published on March 20, 2018