The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘On the Meaning of "Real" [R]’


What we can in some measure know is our universe in such a sense that we cannot mean anything of what may be “beyond.” But the Ding an sich is very different from my idea of the Real, which is what I opine, or incline to believe that the men wisest about it will some day come unceasingly (as long as such wise men there be) to opine to be be an element of the truth.

MS [R] 930:24-5
‘Real’ (pub. 06.09.15-19:40). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Sep 06, 2015, 19:40 by Mats Bergman
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Mar 12, 2018, 10:46 by Mats Bergman