I have no problem with Peirce's contributions to logic. That is well
known. I wonder about his influence on semiotics. Today he is very
influential. During most of the 20th century, I don't think so. That's
why we ended up with so much structuralist and post modern mumnbo jumbo. (01)
-- Jeff Schiffel (02)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John F. Sowa [mailto:sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 3:08 PM
> To: [ontolog-forum]
> Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Pragmatic slant to context (was
> CurrentSemantic Web Layer pizza (which was ckae))
> Leonid, Jeff, and Duane,
> The sociology of science (as well as every other field) is
> complex, and it does not progress in a straight line.
> Re CSP: I don't want to get into a long biography, but there
> are several chief points:
> 1. In the 1870s and '80s, he had an international reputation in
> both logic and in the methods of measuring gravity.
> 2. For his work on gravity, he was the first American to be invited
> to speak at an international scientific congress in Europe.
> 3. De Morgan hailed Peirce's 1870 paper on relations as "the best
> publication on logic since Boole".
> 4. Ernst Schroeder wrote a negative review of Frege's
> of 1879 and adopted Peirce's algebraic notation of 1880 and 1885
> for his 3-volume "Vorlesungen ueber die Algebra der Logik", which
> was the chief textbook on logic from 1890 to 1910.
> 5. Peano also wrote a negative review of Frege's work and cited both
> Peirce and Schroeder as the sources for his own version.
> 6. Whitehead cited Peirce's work in his 1898 book,
> _Universal Algebra_,
> but Russell chose not to mention it (or Schroeder's work) in the
> bibliography for the _Principia Mathematica_.
> 7. Hilbert and Ackerman gave full credit to both Frege and Peirce as
> the founders of modern logic in their textbook of 1926.
> For a summary of Peirce's contributions to logic, see the
> following paper by Hilary Putnam:
> Peirce the Logician
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