The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘C.S.P.'s Lowell Lectures of 1903 2nd Draught of 3rd Lecture’
This element of our daily & hourly experience, the element of the conformity of fact to thought, – this element whose being such as it is consists in this that it has such reference to an object independent of it as to bring a third thing (the interpretation) into the same triadic relation to that same object, – this character of a sign, the being an exponent of thought, is what I call the element of Thirdness in the phenomenon.
MS [R] 462:84-86
‘Thirdness’ (pub. 25.11.14-20:08). Quote 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/entry/quote-csps-lowell-lectures-1903-2nd-draught-3rd-lecture-6.