The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘A Sketch of Logical Critic’


I use the word “habit” in its old, and I think not yet quite obsolete sense, in which it denotes any lasting state whether of a person or a thing, this state consisting in the fact that on any occasion of a certain kind that person or thing would, either certainly, or even only probably behave in a definite way.

1911 [c.]
MS [R] 673:14-15
‘Habit’ (pub. 30.04.15-10:50). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Apr 30, 2015, 10:50 by Mats Bergman