The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Reason's Conscience: A Practical Treatise on the Theory of Discovery; Wherein logic is conceived as Semeiotic’


Pedagogy, properly speaking, is a branch of rhetoric, namely, the art of teaching, and only concerns the teacher; but the word is often extended to the art of learning, a branch, or fruit, of logic, which is usually and properly taught to pupils in schools. This art will form no part of the subject of this book; but it is pertinent to the question just put to remark that the power of discriminative attention, the power of well-coordinated exertion, and the power of readily acquiring habits, can all three be enormously strengthened by well-planned exercises steadily persisted in.

NEM 4:186
‘Pedagogy’ (pub. 25.05.15-14:30). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
May 25, 2015, 14:30 by Mats Bergman