The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘The List of Categories: A Second Essay’


The list of categories, or as Harris, the author of Hermes, called them, the “philosophical arrangements,” is a table of conceptions drawn from the logical analysis of thought and regarded as applicable to being. This description applies not merely to the list published by me in 1867, and which I here endeavor to amplify, but also to the categories of Aristotle and to those of Kant. The latter have been more or less modified by different critics, as Renouvier, and still more profoundly by Hegel. My own list grew originally out of the study of the table of Kant.

1894 [c.]
CP 1.300
‘Categories’ (pub. 07.01.13-18:28). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Jan 07, 2013, 18:28 by Sami Paavola
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Jan 02, 2016, 16:21 by Mats Bergman