Charles Sanders Peirce

1839 - 1914

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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 made major contributions to logic, a subject that, for him, encompassed much of what is now called epistemology and the philosophy of science. He saw logic as the formal branch of semiotics, of which he is a founder, which foreshadowed the debate among logical positivists and proponents of philosophy of language that dominated 20th-century Western philosophy. Additionally, he defined the concept of abductive reasoning, as well as rigorously formulated mathematical induction and deductive reasoning. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Sanders Peirce has received more than 1,352,539 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Charles Sanders Peirce is the 39th most popular mathematician (up from 42nd in 2019), the 194th most popular biography from United States (up from 195th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Mathematician.

Charles Sanders Peirce is most famous for his work in semiotics, which is the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation. He is also well known for his work in logic, mathematics, and philosophy.

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Among mathematicians, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 39 out of 828Before him are Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Gerolamo Cardano, Gottlob Frege, Luca Pacioli, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, and Ada Lovelace. After him are Emmy Noether, George Boole, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Johann Bernoulli, Apollonius of Perga, and Archytas.

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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, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Josephine Cochrane, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, and Machado de Assis. Among people deceased in 1914, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 3Before him are Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and Pope Pius X. After him are Bertha von Suttner, George Westinghouse, Frédéric Mistral, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Paul Heyse, Charles Albert Gobat, Carol I of Romania, August Weismann, and Georg Trakl.

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Among people born in United States, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 194 out of 15,968Before him are Edward Thorndike (1874), Talcott Parsons (1902), Walt Whitman (1819), David Lynch (1946), Johnny Depp (1963), and Edward Hopper (1882). After him are Quentin Tarantino (1963), Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), Tom Cruise (1962), George Lucas (1944), Orson Welles (1915), and Denzel Washington (1954).

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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), Alonzo Church (1903), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Sam Loyd (1841), Mary Jackson (1921), Lloyd Shapley (1923), and Karen Uhlenbeck (1942).

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