Peirce, Leibniz, and the threshold of pragmatism

Francesco Bellucci


This paper discusses the relation between Leibniz's and Peirce's semiotics, especially derived from some of Peirce's unpublished manuscripts, and briefly resumes Leibniz's role in Peirce's scientific and philosophical development. It is argued that not only did Peirce consider Leibniz a great philosopher, but he also regarded him as a pioneer of semiotics.

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The official journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, founded in 1969 as one of the first scholarly journals in the field, Semiotica features articles reporting results of research in all branches of semiotic studies, in-depth reviews of selected current literature in the field, and occasional guest editorials and reports. The journal also publishes occasional Special Issues devoted to topics of particular interest.