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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 1,438,640 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Sanders Peirce is the 44th most popular mathematician (down from 39th in 2019), the 225th most popular biography from United States (down from 194th 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 44 out of 823Before him are Gottlob Frege, Niels Henrik Abel, Apollonius of Perga, Archytas, Johann Bernoulli, and Emmy Noether. After him are Eudoxus of Cnidus, Sophie Germain, Claude Shannon, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Norbert Wiener, and Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet.

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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 Carol I of Romania, George Armstrong Custer, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Josephine Cochrane, and Nikolay Przhevalsky. Among people deceased in 1914, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 5Before him are Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Pope Pius X, Charles Albert Gobat, and Bertha von Suttner. After him are Frédéric Mistral, George Westinghouse, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Paul Heyse, Carol I of Romania, August Weismann, and Jean Jaurès.

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Among people born in United States, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 225 out of 18,182Before him are Walt Whitman (1819), John Travolta (1954), Tim Cook (1960), Andrew Jackson (1767), Robert Wadlow (1918), and Patti Smith (1946). After him are Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Orson Welles (1915), Colonel Sanders (1890), Cameron Diaz (1972), Michael Jordan (1963), and Spencer Tracy (1900).

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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 Claude Shannon (1916), Norbert Wiener (1894), Katherine Johnson (1918), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Mary Jackson (1921), Alonzo Church (1903), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Sam Loyd (1841), and Karen Uhlenbeck (1942).

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