The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Synechism’


A true continuum is something whose possibilities of determination no multitude of individuals can exhaust. Thus, no collection of points placed upon a truly continuous line can fill the line so as to leave no room for others, although that collection had a point for every value towards which numbers, endlessly continued into the decimal places, could approximate; nor if it contained a point for every possible permutation of all such values.

DPP 2:657; CP 6.170
‘Continuum’ (pub. 30.03.15-17:49). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Mar 30, 2015, 17:49 by Mats Bergman
Last revised: 
Aug 14, 2017, 12:21 by Mats Bergman