Peirce, Charles S. (Charles Sanders), 1839-1914

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Charles Sanders Peirce was an American logician, mathematician, philosopher, and scientist, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Peirce was educated as a chemist and employed as a scientist for 30 years, but is appreciated largely by his contributions to logic, mathematics, philosophy, and semiotics (and his founding of pragmatism). Peirce was intermittently employed in various scientific capacities by the United States Coast Survey between 1859 and 1891.

From the description of Charles Sanders Peirce letter, 1860 Mar. 11. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 270775209

Peirce was a philosopher, logician, scientist, and the founder of pragmatism.

From the description of Charles Sanders Peirce papers, 1787-1951. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612375372

Biographical Note: Charles S. Peirce was a physicist, mathematician, and logician and has been recognized as the founder of pragmatism.

He was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1839. He received the B.S. degree (1859) and the M.A. degree (1862) from Harvard and was later employed, 1859-1860 and 1861-1891, by the U.S. Coast Survey where his discoveries in math, astronomy, and physics led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1877. Peirce lectured at The Johns Hopkins University in logic, 1879-1884, and presented a lecture series in philosophy at Harvard and the Lowell Institute. Charles S. Peirce died in 1914.

From the description of Charles S. Peirce notebook. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 49310138

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creatorOf Peirce, C. C. Peirce letter, 1832 May 9. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Peirce, Benjamin, 1809-1880. Papers, ca. 1835-1880. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn William James correspondence, 1856-1910. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sebeok, Thomas Albert, 1920-. "You know my method" : a juxtaposition of Charles S. Peirce and Sherlock Holmes : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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referencedIn Lowe, Victor, 1907-1988. Victor Lowe papers, 1929-1988. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
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referencedIn Letters to James Haughton Woods, 1885-1931 and undated. Houghton Library.
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referencedIn Educators and Librarians Collection, 1846-1953 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Lovejoy, Arthur O. (Arthur Oncken), 1873-1962. Arthur O. Lovejoy papers, 1872-1963. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Butler, Charles. Charles Butler correspondence, 1862-1864. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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referencedIn Woman's Education Association (Boston, Mass.). Woman's Education Association records, 1871-1935. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Peabody, Francis Greenwood, 1847-1936. Notes of lectures on philosophy by Francis Bowen, John Fiske, Charles S. Peirce, J. Elliot Cabot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederic H. Hedge, George P. Fisher : delivered to graduate students in Harvard College, 1869-1870 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
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referencedIn Fisch, Max Harold, 1900-. Papers relevant to the life and work of Charles S. Peirce. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Barnett, Samuel, 1850-1943. Samuel Barnett papers, 1909-1932. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936. George A. Plimpton papers, 1600-1940? Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Educators and librarians collection, 1846-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn James McKeen Cattell Papers, 1835-1948, (bulk 1896-1948) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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creatorOf Peirce, Charles S. (Charles Sanders), 1839-1914. Charles Sanders Peirce papers, 1787-1951. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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creatorOf Peirce, Benjamin, 1809-1880. Correspondence, ca. 1835-1880. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Lenzen, Victor Fritz, 1890-1975. Victor Lenzen papers, [ca. 1904-1975]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 23: Coast And Geodetic Survey.
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referencedIn Sebeok, Thomas Albert, 1920-. "You know my method" : journal article and production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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