The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Syllabus: Nomenclature and Division of Triadic Relations, as far as they are determined’


A Rheme is a Sign which, for its Interpretant, is a Sign of qualitative Possibility, that is, is understood as representing such and such a kind of possible Object. Any rheme, perhaps, will afford some information; but it is not interpreted as doing so.
[—] Or we may say that a Rheme is a sign which is understood to represent its Object in its characters merely

EP 2:292
‘Rhema’ (pub. 18.08.13-20:15). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Aug 18, 2013, 20:15 by Sami Paavola
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Jan 07, 2014, 00:55 by Commens Admin