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Logic and Literature: The Magic of Charles S. Peirce April 13, 2017 (05:25 PM PDT - 07:00 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Persi Diaconis (Stanford University)
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C. S. Peirce was one of the founders of American philosophy (along with John Dewey, William James, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.), a gadfly, polymath, and close to impossible to understand.  It turns out that he also invented (bad) magic tricks---these _do_ have some brilliant original things in them.  I'll try to use this insight to give a  fresh look at this amazing mind.

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