Benjamin Peirce

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United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880)


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Although the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century history of mathematics at Harvard is very briefly sketched, the book opens in the nineteenth century with the story of Benjamin Peirce, a home-grown scholar who personally embraced the research ethos at a moment in the history of American higher education when that ethos was not widely shared.
Benjamin Peirce called it "the science that draws necessary conclusions".
Of the human heart; a biography of Benjamin Peirce.
Chapter Two, "God and Math at Harvard: Benjamin Peirce and the Divinity of Mathematics," makes this abundantly clear.
His topics include sources of Victorian mathematical idealism, Benjamin Peirce and the divinity of mathematics at Harvard, George Boole and the genesis of symbolic logic, and Augustus de Morgan and the logic of relations.
The first two chapters of Cohen's book are about the history of this mathematical idealism, and how it was robustly exemplified in the life and work of the Harvard Unitarian Benjamin Peirce (1808-1880).
Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Sarah Hunt (Mills) Peirce and the distinguished Harvard professor of astronomy and mathematics, Benjamin Peirce.
Early in the narrative Benjamin Peirce, Charles' father, occupies center stage.