# The Commens DictionaryQuote from ‘Answers to Questions about my Belief in God’

Quote:

I will also take the liberty of substituting “reality” for “existence.” This is perhaps overscrupulosity; but I myself always use exist in its strict philosophical sense of “react with the other like things in the environment.” Of course, in that sense, it would be fetichism to say that God “exists.”

Date:
1906 [c.]
References:
MS [R] 645:2; CP 6.495
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Citation:
‘Existence’ (pub. 29.05.14-18:49). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-answers-questions-about-my-belief-god.
Posted:
May 29, 2014, 18:49 by Mats Bergman