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.
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), hijo del distinguido matematico de Harvard Benjamin Peirce, estudio quimica y trabajo como cientifico, ademas de ser el mas grande de los filosofos estadounidenses.
Charles Sanders Peirce, son of Harvard professor Benjamin Peirce, was a year ahead of William James when the latter entered the Lawrence Scientific School in 1861.
Percival Lowell attended Harvard, where he was an excellent student, especially in mathematics and theoretical astronomy (celestial mechanics), which he studied with Benjamin Peirce.
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.
He was the son of a Harvard professor, Benjamin Peirce, who was probably the greatest American mathematician of his day.
His father, the eminent but no less peculiar Harvard mathematician Benjamin Peirce, raised his second son to be an instrument of his own ambitions for American science.
Peirce, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, attributed his abilities and ideas to the influence of his father, Benjamin Peirce (1809-1880), a brilliant mathematician, who supervised much of his education.
Son of the great American mathematician and astronomer Benjamin Peirce (1809 - 80), he was brought up from earliest childhood tackling logical and mathematical problems designed by his father.
One of these was his Harvard classmate, astronomer-mathematician Benjamin Peirce, who died in 1880.
Early in the narrative Benjamin Peirce, Charles' father, occupies center stage.