The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘A Syllabus of Certain Topics of Logic’


The expression of a rheme in the system of existential graphs, as simple, that is without any expression, according to these conventions, of the analysis of its signification, and such as to occupy a superficial portion of the sheet or of any area shall be termed a spot. The word “spot” is to be used in the sense of a replica; and when it is desired to speak of the symbol of which it is the replica, this shall be termed a spot-graph. On the periphery of every spot, a certain place shall be appropriated to each blank of the rheme; and such a place shall be called a hook of the spot.

Peirce, 1903, p. 17; CP 4.403
‘Hook’ (pub. 18.03.18-15:25). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Mar 18, 2018, 15:25 by Mats Bergman