Keyword: Symbol

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

Symbols, or those signs which represent their objects simply because they will be interpreted to refer to those objects

Dictionary Entry | Posted 13/03/2018
Quote from "P of L"

symbols, of which these characters that make them refer to their proper objects consist in laws or habits by virtue of which they will, under suitable conditions...

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 06/03/2018
Quote from "Division III. Substantial Study of Logic. Chapter VI. The Essence of Reasoning"

It seems certainly the truest statement for most languages to say that a symbol is a conventional sign which being attached to an object signifies that that object has certain characters...

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

Now what is a symbol? An icon represents its object as a mere dream, sufficient for itself. An index represents its object as an active, existent, thing, that insists on making me its other....

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 20/09/2017
Quote from "Meaning Preface"

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...

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

A symbol is a representamen which refers only to such objects and in such respects as it might determine an interpretant to refer to those objects in those respects, and is...

Article in Journal | Posted 21/01/2016
de Villiers, Tanya (2007). Why Peirce Matters: The Symbol in Deacon's Symbolic Species
Article in Edited Collection | Posted 18/01/2016
De Tienne, André (1989). Peirce's Early Semiotic Analysis of Representation. In: Semiotics 1988
Dictionary Entry | Posted 19/11/2015
Quote from "On the Foundations of Mathematics"

A third kind of sign, which brings the reference to an interpretant into prominence[,] is one which is fit to be a sign, not at all because of any particular analogy with...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 16/11/2015
Quote from "New Elements (Kaina stoiceia)"

…the most characteristic aspect of a symbol is its aspect as related to its interpretant; because a symbol is distinguished as a sign which becomes such by virtue of...

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...

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

by a symbol I mean a sign which represents its object only by virtue of the fact that it will be interpreted as doing so.

Article in Journal | Posted 06/10/2015
Bellucci, Francesco (2015). Neat, Swine, Sheep, and Deer: Mill and Peirce on Natural Kinds
In the earliest phase of his logical investigations (1865–1870), Peirce adopts Mill's doctrine of real Kinds as discussed in the System of Logic and adapts it to the logical conceptions he was...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 19/01/2015
Quote from "Reason's Rules"

A Symbol […] represents its object solely by virtue of being represented to represent it by the interpretant which it determines.

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.