The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Letters to Lady Welby’


… it is necessary to distinguish the Immediate Object, or the Object as the Sign represents it, from the Dynamical Object, or really efficient but not immediately present Object. It is likewise requisite to distinguish the Immediate Interpretant, i.e. the Interpretant represented or signified in the Sign, from the Dynamic Interpretant, or effect actually produced on the mind by the Sign; and both of these from the Normal Interpretant, or effect that would be produced on the mind by the Sign after sufficient development of thought.

CP 8.343
‘Immediate Interpretant’ (pub. 08.08.17-14:10). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Aug 08, 2017, 14:10 by Mats Bergman
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Aug 09, 2017, 01:33 by Mats Bergman