Mathematician:Charles Sanders Peirce

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American chemist who contributed to the fields of logic and mathematical philosophy, in particular the theory of the use of signs.

Laid some of the groundwork for the mathematical discipline of category theory.

Perceived in $1886$ that the functions of logic can be carried out by electronic circuitry.

Son of Benjamin Peirce.




  • Born: September 10, 1839, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Died: April 19, 1914, Milford, Pennsylvania, USA


Results named for Charles Sanders Peirce can be found here.


  • 1878: Photometric Researches
  • 1885: On the Algebra of Logic: A Contribution to the Philosophy of Notation (Amer. J. Math. Vol. 7: pp. 180 – 202)
  • 1886: Qualitative Logic
  • 1886: The Logic of Relatives: Qualitative and Quantitative
  • 1902: The Simplest Mathematics

Collected Works

  • 1958: Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce, vol. 7: Science and Philosophy (edited by Arthur W. Burks)
  • 1958: Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce, vol. 8: Reviews, Correspondence, and Bibliography (edited by Arthur W. Burks)

  • 1976: The New Elements of Mathematics (edited by Carolyn Eisele):
    • Volume 1, Arithmetic
    • Volume 2, Algebra and Geometry
    • Volume 3.1, Mathematical Miscellanea
    • Volume 3.2, Mathematical Miscellanea
    • Volume 4, Mathematical Philosophy

  • 1981+ : Writings of Charles S. Peirce : A Chronological Edition (Peirce Edition Project)

Also known as

Some sources erroneously present his surname as Pierce.