The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism: Lecture VI’


It is a characteristic of perceptual judgments that each of them relates to some singular to which no other proposition relates directly, but, if it relates to it at all, [it] does so by relating to that perceptual judgment.


Had I […] asserted that a perceptual judgment could be a universal proposition, I should have fallen into rank absurdity. For reaction is existence and the perceptual judgment is the cognitive product of a reaction.

EP 2:209-10; CP 5.153-6
‘Perceptual Judgment’ (pub. 19.07.15-16:54). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Jul 19, 2015, 16:54 by Mats Bergman
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Jul 19, 2015, 16:58 by Mats Bergman