Digital Companion to C. S. Peirce
1908 | The Prescott Book | MS [R] 277
Potentiality is the absence of Determination (in the usual broad sense)[,] not a mere negative kind but a positive capacity to be Yea and to be Nay; not ignorance but a state of being. It is therefore Inchoateness of Being. Nothing is the Egg of Being. It is self-contained ability to be this and that. Latent Being.
‘Potentiality’. Term in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/term/potentiality, 30.05.2023.