Digital Companion to C. S. Peirce

Some Wit, Wisdom & Bewilderment

Nothing can be more completely false than that we can experience only our own ideas. That is indeed without exaggeration the very epitome of all falsity. Our knowledge of things in themselves is entirely relative, it is true; but all experience and all knowledge is knowledge of that which is, independently of being represented.
Lowell Lectures, 1903