Digital Companion to C. S. Peirce
1904 [c.] | New Elements (Kaina stoiceia) | EP 2:302
An axiom is a self-evident truth, the statement of which is superfluous to the conclusiveness of the reasoning, and which only serves to show a principle involved in the reasoning. It is generally a truth of observation; such as the assertion that something is true.
‘Axiom’. Term 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/term/axiom, 01.04.2023.