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Quotation by Charles Sanders Peirce
Whenever a man acts purposively, he acts under a belief in some experimental phenomenon. Consequently, the sum of the experimental phenomena that a proposition implies makes up its entire bearing upon human conduct.
Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914), U.S. philosopher, logician. Originally published in The Monist (1905). "What Pragmatism Is," Collected Papers, vol. 5, para. 427, Harvard University Press (1934).
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