Latest Quotes Added to the Commens Dictionary

12/09/2017

By “practical” I mean apt to affect conduct; and by conduct, voluntary action that is self-controlled, i.e. controlled by adequate deliberation.

Added by Mats Bergman
05/09/2017

…there are two aspects of the object:

  1. The object as acting on the sign. That is called the real object

  2. The object as represented in the sign, or the immediate object.

Added by Mats Bergman
05/09/2017

…there are two aspects of the object:

  1. The object as acting on the sign. That is called the real object

  2. The object as represented in the sign, or the immediate object.

Added by Mats Bergman
05/09/2017

A sign is something which is in a triadic relation to two things being a sign of a object for an interprete. Its relation to its object is such as to determine the sign while producing little or no change in the object. As we usually say, the object is agent, the sign patient. There must actually be an object; at least, the sign must actually be affected by an object. But is is not essential that it should be more than fit to have an...

Added by Mats Bergman
05/09/2017

Logic […] is but an application of ethics to thought. For reasoning differs from the formation of a new belief by the action of the association of ideas only be being a deliberate, controlled piece of conduct.

However, the one sole way to success in logic is to regard it as a science of signs; and I defined it in 1867 as the theory of the relation of symbols to their objects. Further experience has convinced me that the best plan is to consider logic as embracing more than...

Added by Mats Bergman
05/09/2017

If we are to admit only two normative sciences, the first of these which for convenience we call ethics, relating to control of the existent, or say to actualization, and the second to thought, that first ethics must have two sections, the first one on the ultimate aim, or summum bonum, which will be the same as esthetics, if esthetics is not to be confined to sensuous beauty, but is to relate to the admirable and adorable generally while the other, which...

Added by Mats Bergman
05/09/2017

If we are to admit only two normative sciences, the first of these which for convenience we call ethics, relating to control of the existent, or say to actualization, and the second to thought, that first ethics must have two sections, the first one on the ultimate aim, or summum bonum, which will be the same as esthetics, if esthetics is not to be confined to sensuous beauty, but is to relate to the admirable and adorable generally while the other, which...

Added by Mats Bergman
04/09/2017

The normative sciences are wholly said to be esthetics, ethics, and logic; but Herbart and others put esthetics & ethics together, perhaps rightly. They are all largely & I may say principally occupied with a dual distinction, the distinction of the approved and the unapproved. Esthetics relates to the immediately contemplated; ethics to doings; logic to thought. [—] It is not very easy to seize the exact meaning of the phrase normative science. It means...

Added by Mats Bergman
26/08/2017

An Index is a sign whose signative virtue resides in its factual relation to its object. Certainly, not everything that is in factual relation to another, or is seen to be so, is thereby an index of that other.

Added by Mats Bergman
26/08/2017

A sign is anything, A[,] which is in a genuine triadic relation to a so-called ‘Object,’ B, for a so[-]called ‘Interpretant,’, C.

Added by Mats Bergman