Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 8

Re: FB | Dan EverettOn the Origin of Symbols and the Descent of Signs

Continuing a discussion on the primal character of symbols.

There are a few passages from Peirce going most quickly to the root of the matter and working to keep the main ideas in mind — before one gets too bogged down and bewildered by the full‑blown classification mania so common in the literature.

The following statement is key.

Thought is not necessarily connected with a brain.  It appears in the work of bees, of crystals, and throughout the purely physical world;  and one can no more deny that it is really there, than that the colors, the shapes, etc., of objects are really there.

C.S. Peirce, Collected Papers (CP 4.551)

I know that is a Golden Oldie, but as the years go by I find many people have taken away different messages from even the most familiar tunes, making it fruitful every now and again to accord old themes another turn.

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cc: Conceptual GraphsCyberneticsOntologStructural ModelingSystems Science
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