The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Essays Toward the Interpretation of our Thoughts. My Pragmatism’
“Virtual,” followed by any common noun, say ‘N,’ makes an appellative phrase which denotes anything which, while it is not an ‘N,’ has, nevertheless, the characteristic behaviour and properties of an ‘N.’
MS [R] 620:24-5; ILS 197
‘Virtual’ (pub. 23.11.15-18:15). 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-essays-toward-interpretation-our-thoughts-my-pragmatism-1.