What is Peirce?

  • (noun): United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880).
    Synonyms: Benjamin Peirce
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Categories (Peirce)
... On May 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 ... outlined a theory of predication involving three universal categories that Peirce continued to apply in philosophy and elsewhere for the rest of his life ...
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 Charles ... 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 ...
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 ... 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) ...

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    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)

    Thus we may define the real as that whose characters are independent of what anybody may think them to be.
    —Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    ... metaphysics, even bad metaphysics, really rests on observations, whether consciously or not; and the only reason that this is not universally recognized is that it rests upon kinds of phenomena with which every man’s experience is so saturated that he pays no particular attention to them.
    —Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)