Latest Quotes Added to the Commens Dictionary

26/09/2017

A representamen is an object, A, in such a triadic relation to an object, B, for an object, C, (the italicized prepositions merely indicating a difference between the dyadic relation of A to B, and that of A to C) that A is fit to create C by the determination of something, so that C shall be in the same triadic relation to A, and thereby (such is the peculiar nature of this triadic relation) to B, for some third object, C...

Added by Mats Bergman
26/09/2017

A sign is an object capable of determining in a mind a cognition of an object, called the object of the sign. A sign is a species under the genus representamen. A representamen is an object, A, in such a triadic relation to an object, B, for an object, C, (the italicized prepositions merely indicating a difference between the dyadic relation of A to B, and that of A to C) that A is fit to create C by the...

Added by Mats Bergman
24/09/2017

A sign is a thing which is a representative, or deputy, of another thing for the purpose of affecting mind.

Added by Mats Bergman
20/09/2017

The word “Symbol” will in this book be used as the common name for that class of Signs which represent, to those that can interpret them, the objects they do quite regardless of any resemblances to them (although such may have influenced the original choice of the signs), and equally so of any actual connexions therewith, (however close such connexions there may be,) but solely because those interpreters have habits of mind, whether inherited or acquired, that lead...

Added by Mats Bergman
20/09/2017

Then there are 3 divisions that relate to the Object. One according to the form under which the Sign presents its Object. This is of course the object as the sign represents it, i.e. the Immediate Object.

Added by Mats Bergman
20/09/2017

I start by defining what I mean by a Sign. It is something determined by something else, its Object, and itself influencing some person in such a way that that person becomes thereby mediately influenced or determined in some respect by that Object.

Added by Mats Bergman
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