The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Notes on Portions of Hume's "Treatise on Human Nature"’
A habit is the general way in which one would act if such and such a general kind of occasion were to occur. To say it really explains anything is to make a general real, and knock the pins from under every nominalistic philosophy.
MS [R] 939:22
‘Habit’ (pub. 13.10.15-11:35). 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-portions-humes-treatise-human-nature-3.