# The Commens DictionaryQuote from ‘Letters to Lady Welby’

Quote:

I […] define an argument as a sign which is represented in its signified interpretant not as a Sign of the interpretant (the conclusion) [for that would be to urge or submit it] but as if it were a Sign of the Interpretant or perhaps as if it were a Sign of the state of the universe to which it refers, in which the premisses are taken for granted.

Date:
1904
References:
SS 34
Citation:
‘Argument’ (pub. 13.01.13-22:50). 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-letters-lady-welby-2.
Posted:
Jan 13, 2013, 22:50 by Mats Bergman
Last revised:
Jan 07, 2014, 01:01 by Commens Admin