The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘On the Logic of Quantity, and especially of Infinity’


A sign, or representamen, involves a plural relation, for it may be defined as something in which an element of cognition is so embodied as to convey that cognition from the thought of the deliverer of the sign, in which that cognition was embodied, to the thought of the interpreter of the sign, in which that cognition is to be embodied.

1895 [c.]
MS [R] 16:12; PM 52
‘Sign’ (pub. 11.09.14-11:42). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Sep 08, 2014, 12:33 by Mats Bergman
Sep 11, 2014, 11:42
Last revised: 
Sep 11, 2014, 11:49 by Sami Paavola