- Peirce and Confucianism on the Fallibility of Immediate Aesthetic Intuition: Charles S. Peirce Society 2018 Presidential Address
- Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy
- Indiana University Press
- Volume 54, Number 1, Winter 2018
- pp. 1-8
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This essay affirms both Peirce’s insistence that all experience is interpretive and fallible and the Confucian aesthetic theory that stresses the immediacy of aesthetic experience. Can the immediacy of aesthetic experience be fallible? The essay sketches a theory of harmony drawing on both Peirce and Confucian ideas to defend the fallibility of immediate aesthetic intuition.