The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Chap. XI. On Logical Breadth and Depth’


Two of the most important characters of general terms are their logical breadth and depth. The breadth of a term in general is that of which the term can be predicated. [—] The breadth therefore may be considered as a collection of objects – real things – though it can also be considered as consisting of the terms which may be made subject of a true proposition of which the given term is the predicate.

W 3:98-9
‘Logical Breadth’ (pub. 28.11.15-10:51). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Nov 28, 2015, 10:51 by Mats Bergman
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Nov 28, 2015, 10:55 by Mats Bergman