The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘A Brief Intellectual Autobiography by Charles Sanders Peirce’


Firstness, or the mode of being of that which is such as regardless of anything else, as exemplified by simple Qualities of feeling…

Peirce, 1983, p. 78; MS [R] L107:5 - MS [R] 914:5
Editorial Annotations: 

This quote has been taken from Kenneth Laine Ketner's 1983 reconstruction of Peirce's 'Autobiography'. Ketner identifies the source as "variant pages" of the manuscript. Ketner refers to the portion from MS [R] 914 with the page number 2; in the manuscript, it is 5.

‘Firstness’ (pub. 16.03.18-11:34). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Mar 16, 2018, 11:34 by Mats Bergman
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Mar 16, 2018, 11:39 by Mats Bergman