Keyword: Index

Dictionary Entry | Posted 19/03/2018
Quote from "Letters to Mario Calderoni"

indices, or those signs which represent their objects by virtue of being connected with them in fact, like a clock, or a barometer, a weathercock, a...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 09/03/2018
Quote from "Minute Logic: Chapter I. Intended Characters of this Treatise"

…signs must be divided, first, into those which are signs by virtue of facts which be equally true even if their objects and interpretants were away and even non-existent, which are likenesses, or...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 05/03/2018
Quote from "On Existential Graphs"

An index represents its object by forcibly bringing it before the senses, or before the attention, appealing to “association by contiguity.” A pure index would...

Manuscript | Posted 05/03/2018
Peirce, Charles S. (1898). On Existential Graphs. MS [R] 484

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., 1898, pp. 1-28; 11-15, 20.
Application of topology to logical graphs, followed by a development of the constitutive conventions of existential...

Manuscript | Posted 05/03/2018
Peirce, Charles S. (nd). Fragments [R]. MS [R] 1009

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 39 pp., excluding various calculations on verso of some pages.
Topics include: continuity and relativity; Anselm’s proof of God’s existence...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 26/08/2017
Quote from "Miscellaneous Fragments [R]"

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...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 10/08/2017
Quote from "Definitions for Baldwin's Dictionary [R]"

An index is a representamen which refers to its object in a quasi-physical way, independently of whether there is an interpretant or not.

Article in Journal | Posted 13/02/2016
Atkin, Albert (2005). Peirce on the Index and Indexical Reference
Discusses the theory of index of philosopher Charles S. Peirce. Features of the index; Distinction based on indexical function within propositions; Difference between genuine and degenerate indices.
Article in Edited Collection | Posted 18/01/2016
DiLeo, Jeffrey R. (1990). The Semiotics of Indexical Experience. In: Semiotics 1989
Dictionary Entry | Posted 19/11/2015
Quote from "On the Foundations of Mathematics"

The reference of a sign to its object is brought into special prominence in a kind of sign whose fitness to be a sign is due to its being in a real reactive relation, –...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 21/10/2015
Quote from "An Elementary Account of the Logic of Relatives"

Signs, or representations, are of three kinds: Icons, Indices, and Tokens. [—]

Indices are signs which stand for their objects in consequence of a real relation to...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 13/10/2015
Quote from "Notes on Portions of Hume's "Treatise on Human Nature""

In their relation to their Dyadic Objects, Signs are, 1st, those which refer to their objects by virtue of their independent possession of some character of those objects, as a figure...

Working Paper | Posted 11/03/2015
Legg, Catherine (2015). The Purpose of the Essential Indexical

This paper takes indexicality as a case-study for critical examination of the distinction between semantics and pragmatics as currently conceived in mainstream philosophy of language. Both a ‘pre-...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 19/01/2015
Quote from "Reason's Rules"

An Index is a thing which having been forcibly affected by its object, forcibly affects its interpretant and causes that interpretant to be forcibly affected by...

Manuscript | Posted 19/01/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1902 [c.]). Reason's Rules. MS [R] 599

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., [c.1902], pp. 4-45, 31-42, and 8 pp. of fragments.
The nature of a sign. Propositions as the significations of signs which represent that some...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 15/01/2015
Quote from "Firstness, Secondness, Thirdness, and the Reducibility of Fourthness [R]"

…a sign may, in its secondness to the object as represented, [—] either, as an ‘Icon,’ be related to that object by virtue of a character which belongs to the sign in its own firstness, and which...

Manuscript | Posted 15/01/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1904). Firstness, Secondness, Thirdness, and the Reducibility of Fourthness [R]. MS [R] 914

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 5-8.
The nature of signs.

Dictionary Entry | Posted 13/01/2015
Quote from "Degrees of Degeneracy [R]"

[A sign] may signify its object by forcibly directing the thought to that object, like a finger point[?], and this kind of sign I term an index

Manuscript | Posted 13/01/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (nd). Degrees of Degeneracy [R]. MS [R] 911

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., n.d., 1 folded sheet.
A triple character has two degrees of degeneracy. Degeneracy of a dual character. Nondegenerate dual relation is a real...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 13/01/2015
Quote from "A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God (G)"

[Indices are] signs which represent their objects by virtue of being connected with them in fact, although this fact be but the actual occurrence of a thought. [—]...