The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘A Logical Critique of Essential Articles of Religious Faith’


If I may be allowed to use the word “Habit” to denote any state of mind by virtue of which a person would, under definite circumstances, — mostly, if not invariably, consisting in his experiencing conscious experience of some kind, — either think, or act, or feel in a definite way, […] then doubt may be defined as the state of mind in which one is stimulated to incompossible intellectual assents.

MS [R] 852:8-9
‘Habit’ (pub. 26.05.14-15:35). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
May 26, 2014, 15:35 by Mats Bergman
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Sep 05, 2015, 15:11 by Mats Bergman