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Peter Hare, Joseph Palencik, Douglas Anderson, and Steven A. Miller

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780823264322

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823264322.001.0001

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Frederic Harold Young (1905–2003) and the Founding of the Peirce Society

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(p.98) Five In Memoriam
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Pragmatism with Purpose
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Peter Hare

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823264322.003.0005

This chapter pays tribute to Frederic Harold Young (1905–2003), who served as minister of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey, and was a Wyman Fellow in Philosophy at Princeton University. On October 15, 1945, Young delivered to the Pike County Historical Society in Milford, Pennsylvania, an address entitled “Charles Sanders Peirce: America's Greatest Logician and Most Original Philosopher.” The speech not only reveals much of Young's own approach to Peirce and highlights Peirce's achievements in logic and philosophy, but also tells us about the attitudes toward Peirce of several eminent philosophers of that day. Young's paper is important to the background of the founding of the Charles S. Peirce Society.

Keywords:   logic, Frederic Harold Young, Charles Sanders Peirce, philosophy, philosophers, Charles S. Peirce Society

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