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 Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce

Birth
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 19 Apr 1914 (aged 74)
Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 6622772 · View Source
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Scientist, Mathematician

Charles S. Peirce is considered by many to one of the most versatile intellects that America has produced. He was a mathematician, astronomer, chemist, geodesist, surveyor, cartographer, spectroscopist, engineer, inventor; psychologist, philologist, lexicographer, historian of science, mathematical economist, dramatist, actor, short story writer, semiotician, logician, rhetorician and metaphysician. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was schooled at Harvard, where he recieved his Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree and afterwards at Lawrence Science School (Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences)and recieved its very first Master of Science Degree. Peirce's voluminous writings extend from about 1857 until his death and range from mathematics and physical science to economics and social sciences. He was employed by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1859 until 1891. During the period 1879 to 1884 he taught logic in the Department of Mathematics at John Hopkins University. He suffered nearly all of his life with a type of neuralgia (now termed trigeminal neuralgia) and is now considered the reason for his self imposed social isolation, depression and outbursts of temper. Peirce lived a long life of practicing and expounding innovative science and died in Pennsylvania of cancer at the age of 75. He is considered by many a respected logician and primarily responsible as the leader of the pragmatic movement in the history of United States.




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  • Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 20 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6622772
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Sanders Peirce (10 Sep 1839–19 Apr 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6622772, citing Milford Cemetery, Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Peterborough K (contributor 46537737) .