The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Letters to Paul Carus’


A good account of Quantitative Induction is given in my paper in Studies in Logic, By Members of the Johns Hopkins University, and its two rules are there well developed. But what I there call hypothesis is so far from being that, that it is rather Quantitative than Qualitative Induction. At any rate, it is treated mostly as Quantitative. Hypothesis proper is in that paper only touched upon in the last section.

1910 [c.]
CP 8.234
‘Hypothesis [as a form of reasoning]’ (pub. 03.02.13-17:55). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Feb 03, 2013, 17:55 by Sami Paavola
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Jan 02, 2016, 16:15 by Mats Bergman