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Peirce’s Categories and His Theory of Signs

  • A. J. Ayer

Abstract

Just as Peirce distinguishes three fundamentally different kinds of reasoning, so he believes that there are three fundamental categories. He calls them respectively : Firstness, Secondness and Thirdness and refers to them sometimes as Modes of Being and sometimes as Ideas.

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Conventional Sign Dynamical Object Natural Sign Existential Quantifier Indexical Sign 
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© A. J. Ayer 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Ayer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OxfordOxfordUK

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