# The Commens DictionaryQuote from ‘Notes on the Categories [R]’

Quote:

…even when one element cannot even be supposed without another, they may ofttimes be distinguished from one another. Thus we can neither imagine nor suppose a taller without a shorter, yet we can distinguish the taller from the shorter. I call this mode of separation Distinction.

Date:
1885
References:
W 5:238; CP 1.353
Citation:
‘Distinction’ (pub. 18.07.15-18:23). 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-notes-categories-2.
Posted:
Jul 18, 2015, 18:23 by Mats Bergman