Re: Aesthetics, PCP and broaders issues in general.

Esteban Laso (
Thu, 21 May 1998 22:13:44 -0500

Devi Jankowicz wrote:

>you wrote:
>> Peirce proposed a triadic model: a
>>representamen, the form taken by the sign; an interpretant, which is not
>>interpreter if the sign but rather the sense made of it; and an object to
>>which the sign refers.
>Would you be kind enough to provide a reference to this Peirce book? It
>sounds most interesting.
>Many thanks,

With pleasure. There's a short introduction to semiotics posted on:

which discusses Saussure's and Peirce's models of sign.
I would also suggest Thomas Sebeok's _Signs: an introduction to semiotics_:

-Sebeok, Thomas; Signs: an introduction to semiotics; University of Toronto
Press, Toronto, Canada, 1994.

Now, there's a writing of Peirce posted on:

called _On a new list of categories_, which talks about signs and his
triadic proposal.
The classic and broader reference would be:

-Peirce, Charles S.; Peirce on signs: writings on semiotic; University of
North Carolina Press, 1991. (edited by James Hoopes).

Hope this helps.