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From phenomenology to ontology in Peirce’s typologies

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From the journal Semiotica


Establishing the correct order of trichotomies in Peirce’s projected ten-division typology of 1908 has been a preoccupation of Peirce scholars since at least 1945. Most seem to assume that the same phenomenological framework was adopted by Peirce in all his classification systems from 1903 to 1908 and that these ten divisions form a homogeneous set. The paper examines the status of typologies in Peirce’s semiotics and, by comparing two hexads of divisions from 1904 and 1908, shows how the theoretical framework of each was based upon entirely different principles.


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Published Online: 2019-03-12
Published in Print: 2019-05-07

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