The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Notes on Portions of Hume's "Treatise on Human Nature"’


Our thought is in my opinion […] an appeal in symbols of the self of the present to the self of the immediate future. It is conducted, if not in propositions, in something very much of that nature. I do not think it is, in its movement, propositional; but we are continually drawing up propositions or “judgments” to formulate it. The propositions are an interpretation of the thought, and the thought is partly an interpretation of the percept.

MS [R] 939:25-6
‘Thought’ (pub. 13.10.15-12:05). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Oct 13, 2015, 12:05 by Mats Bergman
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Oct 13, 2015, 16:06 by Mats Bergman