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  • Charles Sanders Peirce was born on September 10, 1839 in Cambridge,

    Nobody Knows Nothing 2009

  • From his father, Charles Sanders Peirce received most of the substance of his early education as well as a good deal of intellectual encouragement and stimulation.

    Nobody Knows Nothing 2009

  • Aristotle had identified abduction as a type of inference; it was reintroduced in modern philosophy by Charles Sanders Peirce in an 1878 article.

    Archive 2009-04-01 2009

  • This opens the door to the possibility that laws evolve in time, which is an idea that has been on the table ever since the great American logician Charles Sanders Peirce wrote in 1891 that To suppose universal laws of nature capable of being apprehended by the mind and yet having no reason for their special forms, but standing inexplicable and irrational, is hardly a justifiable position.

    Lee Smolin Argues Against the Timeless Multiverse William Harryman 2009

  • Aristotle had identified abduction as a type of inference; it was reintroduced in modern philosophy by Charles Sanders Peirce in an 1878 article.

    [inference] deduction, induction and abduction 2009

  • George Herbert Mead (1863-1931), American philosopher and social theorist, is often classed with William James, Charles Sanders Peirce, and John Dewey as one of the most significant figures in classical American pragmatism.

    George Herbert Mead Aboulafia, Mitchell 2008

  • When he returned to Harvard in 1925 he was given the dual assignment of editing the papers of Charles Sanders Peirce and of serving as Whitehead's assistant.

    Process Theism Viney, Donald 2008

  • This “philosophical pragmatism meanders from Darwin, through Nietzsche, to the work of Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, Henri Bergson, and eventually through various lines of descent, into the diverging positions of Richard Rorty, on the one hand, and Gilles Deleuze on the other” (2001, 169).

    Intersections Between Pragmatist and Continental Feminism Sullivan, Shannon 2007

  • Dewey is considered one of the greatest American philosophers and his name, along with William James, Charles Sanders Peirce, and Josiah Royce form the traditional list of founding fathers of what is labeled American Pragmatism.

    Jane Addams Hamington, Maurice 2007

  • And though she was the product of a highly class-conscious and morally absolutist family and culture, she developed into one of our nation's foremost pragmatic ethicists, on a par with Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and her good friend John Dewey.

    The Chicago Blog: Review: Knight, Citizen 2006


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  • "The diversity of subjects to which Peirce contributed to the Century Dictionary is quite impressive : although it was originally planned that he would be confined to philosophy, he contributed a considerable number of articles in the fields of logic, metaphysics, astronomy, mathematics, mechanics, weights and measures, universities, geodesy, religion, psychology and parapsychology, biology, chemistry, and even cocktails (57 documents)."

    - From Peirce Edition Project (UQÀM) - in short

    See Peirce.

    July 8, 2010