Peirce is a surname that may refer to:

  • Benjamin Peirce (1809–1880), American mathematician, author of an article on rejection of data outliers Peirce's Criterion, and father of Charles Sanders Peirce
  • Bill Peirce (born 1938), economist, Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University, and 2006 Ohio gubernatorial candidate
  • Charles Sanders Peirce (C.S. Peirce) (1839–1914), American logician, mathematician, scientist, philosopher, founder of pragmatism
  • Cyrus Peirce (1790–1860), American educator, Unitarian minister, and the founding president of the first American public normal school
  • Gareth Peirce (born c. 1940), British solicitor, known for taking on controversial and human rights cases
  • Hayford Peirce (born 1942), American writer of science fiction, mysteries, and spy thrillers
  • Joseph Peirce (1748–1812), U.S. Representative from New Hampshire
  • Juliette Peirce (died 1934), second wife of the mathematician and philosopher Charles Peirce
  • Henry A. Peirce (Henry Augustus Peirce) (1808–1885) of Massachusetts. U.S. Minister to Hawaiian Islands, 1869–77. Hawaiian Minister of Foreign Affairs, March-July 1878, under King Kalakaua
  • Kimberly Peirce (born 1967), American film director
  • Leslie P. Peirce, American historian
  • Lincoln Peirce, American cartoonist known for the comic strip Big Nate
  • Penney L. Peirce, (born 1949), American pioneer in intuition development, author of books on spirituality and expanded perception
  • Robert B. F. Peirce (1843–1898) U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Victor Peirce (Victor George Peirce) (1958–2002), infamous Australian criminal from Melbourne, Victoria
  • Waldo Peirce (1884–1970), American painter, born in Bangor, Maine

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Other articles related to "peirce":

Categories (Peirce) - The Categories
... So Peirce's claim that three categories are sufficient amounts to an assertion that all manifolds of meaning can be unified in just three steps ... The following passage is critical to the understanding of Peirce's Categories On the contrary, the succession of Predicates of Predicates is different in the different Modes of Being ... (Peirce 1906) ...
Peirce - Other
... Peirce (crater), a small lunar crater in the western part of Mare Crisium, named for Benjamin Peirce ...
Shea Zellweger - Background
... In 1982, while on sabbatical leave at the Peirce Edition Project, in Indianapolis (IUPUI), he examined and carefully reordered a 900 page section of manuscripts written by ... In 1989, he served the Peirce Edition Project again when he added to the proper sequencing of specific sections of Peirce’s extensive manuscripts ...
Classification Of The Sciences (Peirce)
... The philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914) did considerable work over a period of years on the classification of sciences (including mathematics) ... Peirce himself was well grounded and produced work in many research fields, including logic, mathematics, statistics, philosophy, spectroscopy, gravimetry, geodesy, chemistry, and experimental psychology ...
Categories (Peirce)
14, 1867, the 27-year-old Charles Sanders Peirce, who eventually founded Pragmatism, presented a paper entitled "On a New List of Categories" to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences ... things, this paper outlined a theory of predication involving three universal categories that Peirce continued to apply in philosophy and elsewhere for the rest of his life ...

Famous quotes containing the word peirce:

    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)

    It has often been argued that absolute scepticism is self-contradictory; but this is a mistake: and even if it were not so, it would be no argument against the absolute sceptic, inasmuch as he does not admit that no contradictory propositions are true. Indeed, it would be impossible to move such a man, for his scepticism consists in considering every argument and never deciding upon its validity; he would, therefore, act in this way in reference to the arguments brought against him.
    —Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    The method of authority will always govern the mass of mankind; and those who wield the various forms of organized force in the state will never be convinced that dangerous reasoning ought not to be suppressed in some way.
    —Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)