The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘New Elements (Kaina stoiceia)’


A proposition […] is not to be understood as the lingual expression of a judgment. It is, on the contrary, that sign of which the judgment is one replica and the lingual expression another. But a judgment is distinctly more than the mere mental replica of a proposition. It not merely expresses the proposition, but it goes further and accepts it.

1904 [c.]
EP 2:311
‘Judgment’ (pub. 16.11.15-16:33). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Nov 16, 2015, 16:33 by Mats Bergman
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Nov 16, 2015, 16:33 by Mats Bergman