2014-15 Peirce Society Essay Contest
The winner of this year's Essay Contest is Aaron Wilson (South Texas College), for his paper "Peirce and the A Priori"
Dr. Wilson will present his paper at the Peirce Society session at the Central Division APA meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, on Thursday February 19, 2015.
This year, the judges have also awarded two Honorable Mentions. William McAuliffe (Miami) receives an Honorable Mention for his "How did Abduction get Confused with Inference to the Best Explanation?" Zhang Liuhua (East China Normal University) receives an Honorable Mention for his "A Plea for a Peircean Turn in Justifying Logic."
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 2015 Meeting
Beginning in 2013, the Society will meet annually in conjunction with the meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division. The location of the meeting changes from year to year.
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