The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Foundations of Mathematics [R]’


A sign is intended to correspond to a real thing, or fact, or to something relatively real; and this object of the sign may be the very sign itself, as when a map is precisely superposed upon that which it maps. It is a perfection of the sign if it separately represents its object; in which case it becomes a proposition and is true or false.

1903 [c.]
MS [R] 9:1
‘Object’ (pub. 12.08.13-20:03). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Aug 12, 2013, 20:03 by Sami Paavola
Last revised: 
Nov 19, 2015, 23:31 by Mats Bergman