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".

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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 ... in "How to Make Our Ideas Clear" (1878), Peirce outlined an objectively verifiable method to test the truth of putative knowledge on a way that goes beyond mere foundational alternatives, focusing ...
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 Historiography of ... 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 ...
Charles Sanders Peirce Bibliography
... This Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography consolidates numerous references to Charles Sanders Peirce's writings, including letters, manuscripts, publications, and ... For an extensive chronological list of Peirce's works (titled in English), see the Chronologische Übersicht (Chronological Overview) on the Schriften (Writings) page for ...
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 ... 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 catalog ...

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    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)

    A true proposition is a proposition belief which would never lead to such disappointment so long as the proposition is not understood otherwise than it was intended.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    When an image is said to be singular, it is meant that it is absolutely determinate in all respects. Every possible character, or the negative thereof, must be true of such an image.
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    Three elements go to make up an idea. The first is its intrinsic quality as a feeling. The second is the energy with which it affects other ideas, an energy which is infinite in the here-and-nowness of immediate sensation, finite and relative in the recency of the past. The third element is the tendency of an idea to bring along other ideas with it.
    —Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    Do you call it doubting to write down on a piece of paper that you doubt? If so, doubt has nothing to do with any serious business. But do not make believe; if pedantry has not eaten all the reality out of you, recognize, as you must, that there is much that you do not doubt, in the least. Now that which you do not at all doubt, you must and do regard as infallible, absolute truth.
    —Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)