André De Tienne
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 2016 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 next Annual Meeting of the Society will be held Friday, January 8, 2016, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
The Society will hold an additional session, Thursday, January 7, 2:00-5:00 p.m. with the following agenda:
Chair: Richard Atkins (Boston College)
Kenneth Boyd (Dalhousie University) and Diana Heney (Fordham University) “Rascals, Triflers, and Scientists: C. S. Pierce and the Centrality of Assertion”
Claudia Cristalli (Scuola Normale Superieure di Pisa, Italy) “Is Perception like Signal Detection? Peirce’s Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry on Perception and Its Analogies with a Modern Hypothesis on Cognition”
Robert Lane (University of West Georgia) “Peirce’s Theory of Truth: The Real Story”
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
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