The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Division III. Substantial Study of Logic. Chapter VI. The Essence of Reasoning’
The habit or disposition according to which the conclusion is inferred from the premise is of the nature of a belief; and the proposition expressing this belief is called the leading principle.
‘Leading Principle’ (pub. 06.03.18-15:49). 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-division-iii-substantial-study-logic-chapter-vi-essence-reasoning-7.