Who is Charles Sanders Peirce?

  • (noun): United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914).

Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce ( /ˈpɜrs/ like "purse"; September 10, 1839 – April 19, 1914) was an American philosopher, logician, mathematician, and scientist, sometimes known as "the father of pragmatism". He was educated as a chemist and employed as a scientist for 30 years. Today he is appreciated largely for his contributions to logic, mathematics, philosophy, scientific methodology, and semiotics, and for his founding of pragmatism. In 1934, the philosopher Paul Weiss called Peirce "the most original and versatile of American philosophers and America's greatest logician".

Read more about Charles Sanders Peirce.

Some articles on Charles Sanders Peirce:

Charles Sanders Peirce Bibliography - Secondary Literature - Other Works
... Peirce, Springer catalog page, 192 pages, hardcover (ISBN 978-9024735747, ISBN 90-247-3574-2). 1995), "Peirce Rustled, Russell Pierced How Charles Peirce and Bertrand Russell Viewed Each Other's Work in Logic, and an Assessment of Russell's Accuracy and Role in the ... Arisbe Eprint (1997), "Tarski's Development of Peirce's Logic of Relations" (Google Books Eprint), in Studies in the Logic of Charles Sanders Peirce, Indiana University Press catalog page ...
Charles Sanders Peirce - Science of Review
... Main article Classification of the sciences (Peirce) Peirce outlined two fields, "Cenoscopy" and "Science of Review", both of which he called philosophy ... Peirce placed, within Science of Review, the work and theory of classifying the sciences (including mathematics and philosophy) ...
Charles Sanders Peirce Bibliography - Secondary Literature - Anthologies and Journals' Special Issues
1965), Perspectives on Peirce Critical Essays on Charles Sanders Peirce, Yale University Press, 148 pages (ISBN 0300003080), reprinted, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 148 ... Amazon lists Peirce as author and Bernstein as editor, but it appears to be an anthology of essays about Peirce ... Peirce Categories to Constantinople Proceedings of the International Symposium on Peirce Leuven 1997, Leuven University Press, 154 pages, paperback (ISBN 978-9061869399, ISBN 90-6186-939-0), LUP ...
History Of Scientific Method - Integrating Deductive and Inductive Method - Charles Sanders Peirce
... In the late 19th century, Charles Sanders Peirce proposed a schema that would turn out to have considerable influence in the further development of scientific ... Peirce's work quickly accelerated the progress on several fronts ... speaking in broader context in "How to Make Our Ideas Clear" (1878), Peirce outlined an objectively verifiable method to test the truth of putative knowledge on a way ...
Charles Sanders Peirce Bibliography
... This Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography consolidates numerous references to Charles Sanders Peirce's writings, including letters, manuscripts, publications, and Nachlass ... For an extensive chronological list of Peirce's works (titled in English), see the Chronologische Übersicht (Chronological Overview) on the Schriften (Writings ...

Famous quotes containing the words charles sanders peirce, charles sanders, sanders peirce, peirce and/or sanders:

    The opinion which is fated to be ultimately agreed to by all who investigate, is what we mean by the truth, and the object represented in this opinion is the real. That is the way I would explain reality.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    Whenever a man acts purposively, he acts under a belief in some experimental phenomenon. Consequently, the sum of the experimental phenomena that a proposition implies makes up its entire bearing upon human conduct.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    One will meet, for example, the virtual assumption that what is relative to thought cannot be real. But why not, exactly? Red is relative to sight, but the fact that this or that is in that relation to vision that we call being red is not itself relative to sight; it is a real fact.
    —Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    If an opinion can eventually go to the determination of a practical belief, it, in so far, becomes itself a practical belief; and every proposition that is not pure metaphysical jargon and chatter must have some possible bearing upon practice.
    —Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    The a priori method is distinguished for its comfortable conclusions. It is the nature of the process to adopt whatever belief we are inclined to, and there are certain flatteries to the vanity of man which we all believe by nature, until we are awakened from our pleasing dream by rough facts.
    —Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)