# Category Archives: Icon Index Symbol

## Survey of Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 3

This is a Survey of blog and wiki posts on three elementary forms of inference, as recognized by a logical tradition extending from Aristotle through Charles S. Peirce.  Particular attention is paid to the way these inferential rudiments combine to … Continue reading

## Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 10

Re: FB | Dan Everett • On the Origin of Symbols and the Descent of Signs Continuing a discussion on the generative power of symbols (1) (2) (3). If it’s true what I say about symbols being the genus of … Continue reading

## Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 9

Once, there was nothing there, nothing moving on its own, just data and people shuffling it around.  Then something happened, and it … it knew itself. William Gibson • Count Zero (1) (2) Re: FB | Dan Everett • On … Continue reading

## Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 8

Re: FB | Dan Everett • On 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 … Continue reading

## Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 7

Re: FB | Dan Everett • On the Origin of Symbols and the Descent of Signs A conversation with Dan Everett on Facebook led me to explain the following point about symbols a little better, or at least in fewer … Continue reading

## Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 6

Re: FB | Charles S. Peirce Society • Alain Létourneau Alain Létourneau asks if I have any thoughts on Peirce’s Rhetoric.  I venture the following. Classically speaking, rhetoric (as distinguished from dialectic) treats forms of argument which “consider the audience” … Continue reading

## C.S. Peirce • Algebra of Logic ∫ Philosophy of Notation • 2

Selection from C.S. Peirce, “On the Algebra of Logic : A Contribution to the Philosophy of Notation” (1885) §1.  Three Kinds Of Signs (cont.) I have taken pains to make my distinction of icons, indices, and tokens clear, in order … Continue reading

## C.S. Peirce • Algebra of Logic ∫ Philosophy of Notation • 1

Selection from C.S. Peirce, “On the Algebra of Logic : A Contribution to the Philosophy of Notation” (1885) §1.  Three Kinds Of Signs Any character or proposition either concerns one subject, two subjects, or a plurality of subjects.  For example, … Continue reading

## Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 5

Re: Cybernetics • Cliff Joslyn Re: Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion (3) (4) Dear Cliff, I’m still collecting my wits from the mind-numbing events of the past two weeks so I’ll copy your last remarks here and … Continue reading

## Icon Index Symbol • 20

Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed For Signs Re: FB | Semiotics, Books, Links, News • Jon Awbrey • Dalibor Lošťák JA: Icon, Index, Symbol and all other classifications are ideal types abstracted from concrete signs and there are no pure … Continue reading