Daniel G. Campos

Daniel G. Campos
City University of New York - Brooklyn College | CUNY · Department of Philosophy

PhD

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Introduction
I write mostly on philosophy of the Americas, especially as it is pertinent to understanding contemporary experiences of migration, immigration, and transnational living. In order to understand these, I also draw from the arts and humanities, especially literature and popular music. In the past I wrote on creativity in science and mathematics, drawing especially from the philosophy of Charles Peirce.
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September 2006 - present
City University of New York - Brooklyn College
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C.S. Peirce defines mathematics in two ways: first as “the science which draws necessary conclusions” and second as “the study of what is true of hypothetical states of things.” Both definitions are descriptions of mathematical activity. Rather than addressing primarily the types of objects that mathematics studies, Peirce’s conception of mathemati...
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Este libro se arrima al fútbol y sus perplejidades cotidianas desde el pensamiento filosófico, que más que“soluciones”, ensaya “respuestas” que nos devuelven a la intimidad de nuestra experiencia como amantes de este deporte. Los capítulos abordan temas de ética, estética, fenomenología, filosofía política, epistemología y feminismo en torno al dep...
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This chapter investigates the experiential (pragmatic) meaning of Platonic eros, Emersonian love, and Peircean agape as forms of love in interpersonal relations.
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This article investigates the way in which Jacob Bernoulli proved the main mathematical theorem that undergirds his art of conjecturing-the theorem that founded, historically, the field of mathematical probability. It aims to contribute a perspective into the question of problem-solving methods in mathematics while also contributing to the comprehe...
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Loving Immigrants in America is a philosophical account of a Central American immigrant's personal experience in the United States. Narrative and reflective at once, it is written from the standpoint of American philosophy enriched by fiction, poetry, song lyrics and memoirs from the Americas. It recommends an ethic of love – resilient love – for t...
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Este artículo presenta una lectura de Panorama desde el puente, de Arthur Miller, enfocada en las formas en que la obra retrata la vida personal y familiar del inmigrante. La lectura se desarrolla de lo particular a lo universal, es decir, de las experiencias de una familia italiana en el Brooklyn del siglo XX, como ejemplar de las vivencias de fam...
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Este artículo investiga la experiencia personal del deportista cuando sufre una lesión que le impide continuar con la práctica de su deporte. La hipótesis propuesta es que cuando el deportista sufre una lesión así, vive un profundo proceso de cambio personal. Este cambio lo experimenta a niveles afectivos—sensaciones, emociones y sentimientos—, de...
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This article describes reasoning strategies used by clinicians in different diagnostic circumstances and how these modes of inquiry may allow further insight into the evaluation and treatment of patients. Specifically, it aims to make explicit the implicit logical considerations that guide a variety of strategies in the diagnostic process, as exemp...
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In the 1903 lecture "What Makes a Reasoning Sound?" Charles Peirce provides a detailed account of the process of ethical deliberation intended to shape right conduct. In the course of doing so he claims that it involves making a resolution of the nature of a plan that he likens to a diagram. Taking this as a cue, in this paper I develop a detailed...
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This paper proposes a definition of sporting creativity that is based on a phenomenological account of sporting experience. Taking philosophical cues from the thought of Charles Sanders Peirce, it argues that creativity in sporting activity is the ability to respond to the physical challenges encountered in the practice of sport in spontaneous and...
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in two letters concerning the Spanish-American War of 1898, Charles Sanders Peirce openly expresses some egregious prejudices against several groups of people, including Hispanics—people of at least partly Spanish origin in the Iberian Peninsula or the Americas (L 254 and L 339; reprint, translation to Spanish, and commentary in Nubiola and Zalamea...
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Establishing diagnoses is a crucial aspect of medical practice. However, this process has received comparatively little logical and pedagogical attention when compared to statistical methods for evaluating evidence. This article investigates the logic of medical diagnosis in order to fill this void. It is organized in three parts: the first attempt...
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The process of immigration is one of the most transformative phenomena in the Americas today. In its personal, social, political, and cultural dimensions, it affects the lives of individuals, communities, societies, and nations throughout the American continent.1 In this essay I attempt to give a philosophical account of the personal experience of...
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I argue against the tendency in the philosophy of science literature to link abduction to the inference to the best explanation (IBE), and in particular, to claim that Peireean abduction is a conceptual predecessor to IBE. This is not to discount either abduction or IBE. Rather the purpose of this paper is to clarify the relation between Peireean a...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore the evolution of the philosophical analysis of sport in Latin America from the nineteenth century to the present. To do so, this paper identifies the main themes and the leading works that emerged throughout this period as well as their relation to regional philosophical traditions. Likewise, to situate the p...
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I articulate Charles S. Peirce’s philosophy of mathematical education as related to his conception of mathematics, the nature of its method of inquiry, and especially, the reasoning abilities required for mathematical inquiry. The main thesis is that Peirce’s philosophy of mathematical education primarily aims at fostering the development of the st...
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This book is a Spanish translation of two of Charles S. Peirce's late texts on pragmatism, namely, "What Pragmatism Is" (originally published in The Monist, 1905) and "Pragmatism" (MS 318, 1907). The essays are introduced by translator Sara Barrena, who based her edition on the texts published in The Essential Peirce. The introduction consists of b...
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A detailed Peircean account of the role of semiotic imagination in creative, experimental mathematical practice. The discussion includes detailed geometrical and algebraic examples of experimental hypothesis-making.
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I address the philosophical debate over whether the mathematical theory of probability arose on the basis of empirical observations or of purely theoretical speculations. The debate tends to pose a strict dichotomy between empirical problem-solving and pure theorizing. I alternatively suggest that, in the case of mathematical probability, an empiri...
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I argue against the tendency in the philosophy of science literature to link abduction to the inference to the best explanation (IBE), and in particular, to claim that Peircean abduction is a conceptual predecessor to IBE. This is not to discount either abduction or IBE. Rather the purpose of this paper is to clarify the relation between Peircean a...
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I discuss the epistemic conditions for the possibility of mathematical discovery that are implied by Peirce’s logic of mathematical inquiry. Peirce describes the mathematician’s reasoning abilities as the powers of imagination, concentration, and generalization. I interpret all three as different semiotic abilities to reason with mathematical icons...
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C.S. Peirce defines mathematics in two ways: first as "the science which draws necessary conclusions," and second as "the study of what is true of hypothetical states of things" (CP 4.227–244). Given the dual definition, Peirce notes, a question arises: Should we exclude the work of poietic hypothesis-making from the domain of pure mathematical rea...
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Adopting C. S. Peirce's emphasis on inquiry as a communal endeavor, the authors' stated aim is to offer a panoramic assessment of the state of research and communication in a specific academic community—the one constituted by Peirce and the Hispanic world (p. 9–10). By the Hispanic world, the authors mean the aggregate of researchers in Spain and S...
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Resumo: C.S. Peirce apresenta duas definições de matemática em seu manuscrito intitulado "A Essência da Matemática" (CP 4.227-224)1. Inicialmente, como seu pai, Benjamin Peirce, define a matemática como "a ciência que tira as conclusões necessárias" (CP 4.228)2. A seguir a define como "o estudo do que é verdadeiro quanto ao estado hipotético das co...
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Henry David Thorean's discussion of the highest value of wild apples and my own reflection upon my experience, interacting with the sea and enjoying its products during my Central American upbringing, motivate this discussion of how human beings may apprehend nature's highest worth. I propose that in order to apprehend nature's highest value it is...
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Edited by College at Brockport faculty member Cesar R. Torres, and by Daniel G. Campos. Includes a chapter by former College at Brockport faculty member R. Scott Kretchmar: Juegos y el jugar: especulaciones sobre el valor del futbol.La pelota no dobla? es un libro que analiza filosoficamente la vivencia futbolistica cotidiana y algunas de las perpl...

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