Texas Tech University

Kenneth L. Ketner, Ph.D.

Paul Whitfield Horn Professor (Past Director and Charles Sanders Peirce Interdisciplinary Professor)
Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism

Email: kenneth.ketner@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 742-3128

Dr. Ketner's education includes an MA (Philosophy) from Oklahoma State University, an MA (Folklore and Mythology) from the University of California at Los Angeles, and an PhD (Philosophy) from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has produced a number of reference works and essays on Peirce, including Reasoning and the Logic of Things (Harvard University Press, 1992), an edition of Peirce's 1898 Cambridge Conferences Lectures. A collection of his correspondence with Walker Percy was published by the University Press of Mississippi (1995) as A Thief of Peirce: The Letters of Kenneth Laine Ketner and Walker Percy. With the aid of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, he wrote the first volume of his life of Peirce, published in 1998 by Vanderbilt University Press as His Glassy Essence: An Autobiography of Charles Sanders Peirce. He is a Fellow (past president) of the Peirce Society. He was instrumental in organizing the 1976 (Amsterdam) and 1989 (Harvard) international Peirce congresses.

Publications: kenketner.net/publications

Dr. Kenneth L. Ketner