Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914), a uniquely American
philosopher and scientist, is of seminal importance for
modern thought. He was a tireless and brilliant thinker
whose extensive writings have received international attention
for over a century. Remarkably, however, much of what Peirce
wrote remains in manuscript form, unpublished and in significant
disarray. There has never been a comprehensive edition of
Peirce's writings organized chronologically and edited according
to current scholarly practices. The Peirce Edition Project
was established in 1976 and has been part of IUPUI's School
of Liberal Arts since 1983.
Its mission is to organize and date the manuscripts and
to produce an approved scholarly edition of Peirce's writings.
This work is assisted by an internationally recognized team
of advisors and contributors. Six volumes (of a projected
thirty) have been published by Indiana University Press
and plans are underway for a parallel electronic edition.
The Peirce Edition Project is an international center for
research related to Peirce's works. It makes its extensive
collection of primary and secondary materials available
to local and visiting students and scholars. The project
also provides training for students seeking practical experience
in editing, scholarly research, and development.