The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘New Elements (Kaina stoiceia)’


A judgment is a mental act deliberately exercising a force tending to determine in the mind of the agent a belief in the proposition; to which should perhaps be added that the agent must be aware of his being liable to inconvenience in the event of the proposition’s proving false in any practical aspect.

1904 [c.]
EP 2:313
‘Judgment’ (pub. 14.06.14-18:33). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Jun 14, 2014, 18:33 by Sami Paavola
Last revised: 
Nov 16, 2015, 16:34 by Mats Bergman