The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘A Sketch of Logical Critics’


I follow the usage of the early associationalists, Gay, Hartley, etc., in confining the term “association” to the storing away, in our spiritual or physical organisms, [of] ideas that, when so stored away, are in the potential mode of being, and in terming the agency of ideas in calling forth others from such potential, into actual being, suggestion, – a word of which the hypnotists ought not to be allowed the monopoly.

1911 [c.]
EP 2:454 n.
‘Association’ (pub. 26.07.15-18:10). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Jul 26, 2015, 18:10 by Mats Bergman
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Jul 26, 2015, 18:14 by Mats Bergman