# The Commens DictionaryQuote from ‘One, Two, Three: Fundamental Categories of Thought and of Nature’

Quote:

There may be a mere relation of reason between the sign and the thing signified; in that case the sign is an icon. Or there may be a direct physical connection; in that case, the sign is an index. Or there may be a relation which consists in the fact that the mind associates the sign with its object; in that case the sign is a name.

Date:
1885
References:
W 5:245
Citation:
‘Name [in Semeiotic]’ (pub. 15.10.12-17:41). 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-one-two-three-fundamental-categories-thought-and-nature-0.
Posted:
Oct 15, 2012, 17:41 by Mats Bergman
Last revised:
Jan 07, 2014, 01:05 by Commens Admin