The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘The Logic Notebook’
In the contents of consciousness we recognize three sorts of elements, Firstness, Secondness, Thirdness. A First is whatever it is in itself regardless of all else whether exterior to it or parts of it. [—] Firstness is feeling-quality; secondness is brute reaction; thirdness is mediation.
MS [R] 339:108r
‘Firstness’ (pub. 16.09.14-14:48). 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-logic-notebook.