The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Reason's Rules’


[The] real state of things is something which is “so,” that is, has a certain determination, or specialization, or being, whether it be opined to be so or otherwise. Therefore, the reader holds that for every question not nonsensical, there is a certain determination of being which is completely independent of what you, or I, or any man or generations of men may opine about it.

1902-03 [c.]
MS [R] 596:13-14
‘Real’ (pub. 15.08.17-13:42). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Aug 15, 2017, 13:42 by Mats Bergman