Charles Sanders Peirce

1839 - 1914

Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce ( PURSS; September 10, 1839 – April 19, 1914) was an American philosopher, logician, mathematician, and scientist who is sometimes known as "the father of pragmatism". Educated as a chemist and employed as a scientist for thirty years, Peirce considered himself, first and foremost, a logician. He made major contributions to logic, a subject that, for him, encompassed much of what is now called epistemology and the philosophy of science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Sanders Peirce has received more than 1,040,586 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 42nd most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 42 out of 746Before him are John Napier, Gottlob Frege, George Boole, Archytas, Ada Lovelace, and Johann Bernoulli. After him are Emmy Noether, Apollonius of Perga, Ludolph van Ceulen, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Simon Stevin, and Maria Gaetana Agnesi.

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Among people born in 1839, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 6Before him are Paul Cézanne, John D. Rockefeller, Modest Mussorgsky, Sully Prudhomme, and Alfred Sisley. After him are George Armstrong Custer, Carol I of Romania, Josephine Cochrane, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, and Nikolay Przhevalsky. Among people deceased in 1914, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 4Before him are Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Pope Pius X, and Frédéric Mistral. After him are Bertha von Suttner, Paul Heyse, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Jean Jaurès, Carol I of Romania, George Westinghouse, Georg Trakl, and August Weismann.

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Among people born in United States, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 195 out of 12,171Before him are George Lucas (1944), John Cage (1912), Doris Day (1922), John Williams (1932), B. F. Skinner (1904), and Edwin McMillan (1907). After him are James Madison (1751), John Ford (1894), Judy Garland (1922), Gary Cooper (1901), Denzel Washington (1954), and Mel Gibson (1956).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 2Before him are John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928). After him are Norbert Wiener (1894), Claude Shannon (1916), Katherine Johnson (1918), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Alonzo Church (1903), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Sam Loyd (1841), Paul Cohen (1934), and John G. Thompson (1932).

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