The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Minute Logic: Chapter I. Intended Characters of this Treatise’


The categories directly point out that anything may be regarded, first, in the aspect of a simple Quale; secondly, as in Relation to other things; and thirdly, as a Sign, that is as referring to an object in virtue of determining an interpreting sign, which [I] call its interpretant[,] to refer to the object in the same way.

MS [R] 425:116
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From an earlier/discarded draft

‘Sign’ (pub. 09.03.18-11:09). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Mar 09, 2018, 11:09 by Mats Bergman
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Mar 09, 2018, 11:11 by Mats Bergman