Benjamin Peirce Quotes (4 quotes)
“What is man?... What a strange union of matter and mind! A machine for converting material into spiritual force.”
As quoted in The Early Years of the Saturday Club, 1855-1870 (1918) by Edward Waldo Emerson
“There are many cases of these algebras which may obviously be combined into natural classes, but the consideration of this portion of the subject will be reserved to subsequent researches.”
Natural Classification, p. 119 - Linear Associative Algebra (1882)
Linear Associative Algebra (1870)
“'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Hudibras, a poem, Volume 1, printed by W. Lewis for Thomas McLean, 1819, p. 366, Part II, Canto II
As quoted in: Newsday, 11 February 1988
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsBenjamin Peirce
Born: April 4, 1809
Died: October 6, 1880 (aged 71)
Bio: Benjamin Peirce was an American mathematician who taught at Harvard University for approximately 50 years. He made contributions to celestial mechanics, statistics, number theory, algebra, and the philosophy of mathematics.