The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Definitions for Baldwin's Dictionary [R]’


The logical aggregate of all the subjects of which a term can be universally and affirmatively predicated in any particular state of information, over and above any of which its meaning implies that it is predicable, constitutes, when regarded as a quantity, its informed breadth. Thus, if, by definition any rational animal is a man, the aggregate of all the subjects of which non-man is predicable, excepting ‘non-rational’ and ‘non-animal’ make up the informed breath of non-man.

1901-1902 [c.]
MS [R] 1147
‘Informed Breadth’ (pub. 10.08.17-11:23). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Aug 10, 2017, 11:23 by Mats Bergman