André De Tienne
Richard Kenneth Atkins
Cornelis de Waal
Fellows of the
Charles S. Peirce Society
(living past Presidents):
Karl Otto Apel
Richard J. Bernstein
Cornelius F. Delaney
Carl R. Hausman
Christopher J. Hookway
Kenneth L. Ketner
Murray G. Murphey
Andrew J. Reck
B. Gresham Riley
Don D. Roberts
Sandra B. Rosenthal
Thomas L. Short
2016-17 Peirce Society Essay Contest
The winner of this year's Essay Contest is Benoit Gaultier (Collège de France), for his paper "The Iconicity of Thought and its Moving Pictures: Following the Sinuosities of Peirce’s Path."
Honorable mentions: Jimmy Aames (IU Blioomington), "On the Double Function of the Interpretant," and Kenneth Boyd (Toronto), "Peirce, Ladd-Franklin, and the Development of the Proposition."
Dr. Gaultier will present his paper as part of the Peirce Society program at the 2017 APA Eastern Division meeting in Baltimore on Friday, January 6, 2017.
Calendar of Events on Pragmatism and American Philosophy
The Society maintains a calendar of meetings, conferences, workshops and other events pertaining to pragmatism and American philosophy.
History Complete list of Society Presidents
The Charles S. Peirce Society was founded in 1946 by Frederic H. Young. The first President of the Society, elected in 1946, was Paul Weiss. Other early presidents include Carolyn Eisele, Charles Hartshorne, James K. Feibleman, Max Fisch, Thomas Goudge, Isabel Stearns, and Philip Wiener.
The story of the founding of the Society
Annual Meeting Agenda of the 2017 Meeting
Beginning in 2013, the Society will meet annually in conjunction with the meeting of the American Philosophical Association. The location of the meeting changes from year to year.
The Society will hold its annual general meeting and two scholarly sessions at the 2017 Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, which occurs Jan. 4-7 in Baltimore, MD. See www.apaonline.org/event/2017eastern for registration, programme, and accommodations details.
Fri., Jan. 6 1:30-4:30
Charles S. Peirce Society Annual Meeting
Chair: Robert C. Neville (Boston University)
André De Tienne (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis) “The Role of Comparison in Peirce’s Early and Late Conception of the Interpretant”
Winner of Peirce Essay Contest winner Benoit Gaultier (Collège de France), "The Iconicity of Thought and its Moving Pictures: Following the Sinuosities of Peirce’s Path"
Sat., Jan. 7 9-11
Charles S. Peirce Society session: Emerging Peirce Scholarship
Chiara Ambrosio (UCL), "Peirce's Classification of the Sciences and Historical Epistemology"
Essay contest honorable mention recipient Jimmy Aames (IU Blioomington), "On the Double Function of the Interpretant"
Essay contest honorable mention recipient Kenneth Boyd (Toronto), "Peirce, Ladd-Franklin, and the Development of the Proposition"
Coordinates for both sessions can be found on the APA programme, linked above.
Minutes of Previous Business Meetings
The Society sponsors an annual essay contest. Graduate students and recent Ph.D. degree holders are invited to submit high-quality research papers on any aspect of Charles S. Peirce's work. The essay contest winner receives a monetary prize, is invited to present the essay at the annual meeting of the Society, and is allowed to submit it for publication in the Society's journal. Click here for more information, including a list of recent winning essays.
International Advisory Committee
The Peirce Society's International Advisory Committee is an international group of prominent scholars of Peirce, pragmatism, and American philosophy. Click here for more information.
The Peirce Society is a member of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP).
Constitution of the Charles S. Peirce Society
(amended December 28, 2008)
Other Online Resources on Peirce, Pragmatism, American Philosophy, and Semiotics
Associazione Pragma (Italy)
Arisbe: The Peirce Gateway
Centro de Estudos de Pragmatismo (CEP) (Brazil)
The Charles S. Peirce Foundation
The Commens Digital Companion to C. S. Peirce
Grupo de Estudios Peirceanos (Spain) / The Peirce Studies Group (English)
The Peirce Edition Project
The Pragmatism Cybrary
Semiotic Society of America
Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy