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On the immediate and dynamical interpretants and objects of signs

Risto Hilpinen
From the journal Semiotica

Abstract

In his semiotic system Peirce distinguished between two interpretants and two objects of a sign: an immediate and a dynamical interpretant, and an immediate and a dynamical object. It is argued that Peirce’s immediate object can be interpreted a qua-object which has the dynamical object as its basis, and the dynamical interpretant consists of an interpreter’s conception of the object of the sign. Peirce semiotic system is compared with the accounts given by Frege, Husserl, Meinong, and the Stoics.

Acknowledgements

I wish to thank Ms Anneli Hilpinen for discussion, comments, and corrections.

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