The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘On the Logic of Quantity’


A term may conform to the reality or not; that is, it may signify a kind of which there are examples in the universe of discourse or it may not. It is therefore not accurate to define a proposition as which is either true or false. A proposition should be defined as that which professes to be true, or assigns a logical value to itself. The Truth is defined as that logical value which a proposition assigns to itself. Whether or not there really is such value, whether there is any truth is a question, not of definitions, but of fact.

MS [R] 13:7
‘Proposition’ (pub. 24.03.18-15:41). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Mar 24, 2018, 15:41 by Mats Bergman