The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Lectures on Logic, to be delivered at the Lowell Institute. Winter of 1903-1904. Lecture I’
An act of assertion is a contract, the effect of which is that if what is asserted is not true, the assertor forfeits in a measure his reputation for veracity.
MS [R] 454:5
‘Assertion’ (pub. 23.09.14-15:59). 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-lectures-logic-be-delivered-lowell-institute-winter-1903-1904-lecture-i.