The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘A Syllabus of Certain Topics of Logic’

  1. The System of Existential Graphs is a certain class of diagrams upon which it is permitted to operate certain transformations.

  2. There is required a certain surface upon which it is practicable to scribe the diagrams and from which they can be erased in whole or in part.

  3. The whole of this surface except certain parts which may be severed from it by “cuts” is termed the sheet of assertion.

Peirce, 1903, p. 20; CP 4.414
‘Sheet of Assertion’ (pub. 13.01.15-13:15). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Jan 13, 2015, 13:15 by Mats Bergman
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Mar 18, 2018, 15:47 by Mats Bergman