from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Peirce, Benjamin 1809-1880. American mathematician and astronomer known for his studies of Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn's rings.
- Peirce, Charles Sanders 1839-1914. American philosopher, mathematician, and scientist who cofounded pragmatism, made many contributions to logic, and was one of the original developers of semiotics.
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- n. United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
- n. United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880)
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When the evidence was demolished by a legal team consisting of the solicitor Gareth Peirce from the radical firm of Birnberg & Co, Michael Mansfield QC and Courtney Griffiths QC, the jury threw out the charges.
I should have been clearer that I meant the sort of pragmatism (claiming no heritage in Peirce though perhaps in Holmes) that Breyer tends to push, as well as O'Connor -- what one sees in their giving the government too much, in my view, in Hamdi.
"Jeff Kinney was a student at the University of Maryland and he read 'Big Nate' in The Washington Post," recalls Peirce, 46.
Thus he tended to see the universe as the end-product-so-far of a process in which mind has acquired habits and has “congealed” (this is the very word Peirce used) into matter.
The first inter - pretation leaves the Laplacean determinism intact; the second one suggests the objective status of chance in the sense of Boutroux and Peirce, that is, of the “open world” (H. Weyl's term), forever in growth and forever incomplete, in which the future remains genuinely ambiguous and, though influenced by the past, is not predetermined by it.
Based on the real-life story of Brandon Teena (born Teena Brandon) who was murdered in 1993, "Boys" is a first-rate docudrama with a lot on its mind, but Peirce never lets the issues diminish the emotional impact of her story.
For nearly two decades, Peirce has drawn his engaging comic strip for some 200 newspapers, as distributed through United Media's NEA syndication.
"By inviting me to participate in Poptropica, by being the 500-pound gorilla for the children's publishing world that he is right now," Peirce says he was able to land a book deal in the spring of 2009.
This weekend, in advance of his book signing today at the ALA Annual Conference in downtown Washington, Comic Riffs caught up with Peirce to discuss his newfound success as a best-selling author.
And for nearly two decades, Peirce could not land a book deal with a major publisher.