Digital Companion to C. S. Peirce

Some Wit, Wisdom & Bewilderment

The nominalist, by isolating his reality so entirely from mental influence as he has done, has made it something which the mind cannot conceive; he has created the so often talked of "improportion between the mind and the thing in itself." And it is to overcome the various difficulties to which this gives rise, that he supposes this noumenon, which, being totally unknown, the imagination can play about as it pleases, to be the emanation of archetypal ideas.
Review of Fraser's The Works of George Berkeley, 1871