The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Reason's Conscience: A Practical Treatise on the Theory of Discovery; Wherein logic is conceived as Semeiotic’
Metaphysics is that branch of philosophy which inquires into what is real, that is, what has anything true of it regardless of whether anybody thinks it is true or not.
NEM 4:192; HP 2:825
‘Metaphysics’ (pub. 07.08.16-16:50). 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-reasons-conscience-practical-treatise-theory-discovery-wherein-logic-10.