# The Commens DictionaryQuote from ‘The Critic of Arguments. II. The Reader is Introduced to Relatives’

Quote:

A relation is a fact about a number of things. Thus the fact that a locomotive blows off steam constitutes a relation, or more accurately a relationship (the Century Dictionary, under relation, 3, gives the terminology. See also relativity, etc.) between the locomotive and the steam. In reality, every fact is a relation. Thus, that an object is blue consists of the peculiar regular action of that object on human eyes. This is what should be understood by the “relativity of knowledge.”

Date:
1892
References:
CP 3.416
Citation:
‘Relation’ (pub. 11.09.14-12:59). 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-critic-arguments-ii-reader-introduced-relatives-3.
Posted:
Sep 09, 2014, 08:06 by Mats Bergman
Published:
Sep 11, 2014, 12:59