The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Deduction, Induction, and Hypothesis’
Induction infers a rule. Now, the belief of a rule is a habit. That a habit is a rule active in us, is evident. That every belief is of the nature of a habit, in so far as it is of a general character, has been shown in the earlier papers of this series. Induction, therefore, is the logical formula which expresses the physiological process of formation of a habit.
CP 2.643; W 3:337
‘Habit’ (pub. 20.10.15-15:47). 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-deduction-induction-and-hypothesis-7.