(CAUSATION) Peirce on causality and causation, (SEMIOTIC CAUSATION)

Menno Hulswit studied biology and philosophy; he completed his PhD in philosophy at Nijmegen University (The Netherlands) in 1998. Since then he has taught at the university of Nijmegen (philosophy of nature, philosophy of science) where he is now a post-doc researcher. His research interests include process philosophy and pragmatism, especially the philosophy of C.S. Peirce. He is the author of From Cause to Causation. A Peircean Perspective (Philosophical Studies Series 90, Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002), and co-editor of Living Doubt: Essays Concerning the Epistemology of Charles Sanders Peirce (Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994), and of Tekenen van Waarheid: C.S. Peirce en de Hedendaagse Wetenschapsfilosofie (Tilburg University Press, 1993). He has written a number of articles on different aspects of Peirce’s philosophy, such as causation, teleology, natural classes and semeiotic causation. He is currently working on a project entitled: “Self-Organization and Mechanicism: A Philosophical analysis of the Meaning of ‘Self-Organization’ in Natural Science.