The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘New Elements (Kaina stoiceia)’


The man is a symbol. Different men, so far as they can have any ideas in common, are the same symbol. Judgment is the determination of the man-symbol to have whatever interpretant the judged proposition has. Assertion is the determination of the man-symbol to determining the interpreter, so far as he is interpreter, in the same way.

1904 [c.]
EP 2:324
‘Assertion’ (pub. 30.08.15-16:35). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Aug 30, 2015, 16:35 by Mats Bergman
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Aug 30, 2015, 16:37 by Mats Bergman