It looks like we might be due for one of our recurring reviews on the closely related subjects of definition and determination, with special reference to what Peirce himself wrote on the topics.
Here is a collection of excerpts on the subject of determination, mostly from Peirce but with a sampling of thoughts from other thinkers before and after him, on account of the larger questions of determinacy I was pursuing at the time.
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Collection Of Source Materials
One naturally looks to the Baldwin and Century dictionaries for Peirce-connected definitions of definition but I’d like to start with a series of texts I think are closer to Peirce’s own thoughts on definition, where he is not duty-bound to give a compendious account of every significant thinker’s point of view.
It may be a while before I get the following excerpts on definition all copied out.