The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Prolegomena to an Apology for Pragmaticism’
That wonderful operation of hypostatic abstraction by which we seem to create entia rationis that are, nevertheless, sometimes real, furnishes us the means of turning predicates from being signs that we think or think through, into being subjects thought of.
‘Hypostatic Abstraction’ (pub. 18.07.15-19:26). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-prolegomena-apology-pragmaticism-33.