The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Letters to William James’


As to the Object, that may mean the Object as cognized in the Sign and therefore an Idea, or it may be the Object as it is regardless of any particular aspect of it, the Object in such relations as unlimited and final study would show it to be. The former I call the Immediate Object, the latter the Dynamical Object. For the latter is the Object that Dynamical Science (or what at this day would be called “Objective” science) can investigate.

EP 2:495
‘Immediate Object’ (pub. 18.08.13-17:50). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Aug 18, 2013, 17:50 by Sami Paavola
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Jan 07, 2014, 00:55 by Commens Admin