The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Letters to Lady Welby’


…Signs, in respect to their Modes of possible Presentation, are divisible […] into
B. Actisigns, or Objects which are Signs as Experienced hic et nunc; such as any single word in a single place in a single sentence of a single paragraph of a single page of a single copy of a book. There may be repetition of the whole paragraph, this word included, in another place. But that other occurrence is not this word. The book may be printed in an edition of ten thousand; but this word is only in my copy.

CP 8.347
‘Actisign’ (pub. 08.08.17-14:41). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Aug 08, 2017, 14:41 by Mats Bergman
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Aug 08, 2017, 14:42 by Mats Bergman