The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Definitions for Baldwin's Dictionary [R]’


A representamen, or sign, is anything which stands, in any respect, at once in a relation of correspondence to a correlate, called its object[,] and to another correlate, its interpretant. which is a possible representamen determined by the first and referring to the same object. The idea of a representamen thus essentially involves the idea of an endless series.

1901-1902 [c.]
MS [R] 1147
‘Sign’ (pub. 10.08.17-14:36). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Aug 10, 2017, 14:36 by Mats Bergman
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Aug 10, 2017, 14:36 by Mats Bergman