The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘The Basis of Pragmaticism’


…when we speak of the interpretant of a sign, we may mean the rational interpretant which fairly and justly interprets it, or we may mean the dynamic interpretant, i.e. the way in which the sign will actually get interpreted in the mind of the person addressed in case the sign be of such a nature as necessarily to produce an interpretant, or we may mean the immediate interpretant, which the sign itself represents to be its intended interpretant.

1905 [c.]
MS [R] 284:54-5
‘Immediate Interpretant’ (pub. 08.03.16-01:48). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Mar 08, 2016, 01:48 by Mats Bergman
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Mar 08, 2016, 01:53 by Mats Bergman