The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘An Essay toward Improving Our Reasoning in Security and in Uberty’
When it happens that a new belief comes to one as consciously generated from a previous belief, - an event which can only occur in consequence of some third belief (stored away in some dark closet of the mind, as a habit of thought) being in a suitable relation to that second one, - I call the event and inference, or a reasoning.
‘Inference’ (pub. 03.02.13-08:55). 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-essay-toward-improving-our-reasoning-security-and-uberty-0.