# The Commens DictionaryQuote from ‘Letters to Christine Ladd-Franklin’

Quote:

I believe the law of habit to be purely psychical. But then I suppose matter is merely mind deadened by the development of habit. While every physical process can be reversed without violation of the law of mechanics, the law of habit forbids such a reversal.

Date:
1891-08-29
References:
W 8:387
Citation:
‘Law of Habit’ (pub. 21.10.15-18:09). 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-letters-christine-ladd-franklin-0.
Posted:
Oct 21, 2015, 18:09 by Mats Bergman