Sunday, June 17, 2012

Pierce's Trichotomy of Signs

Iconic signs - those that signify by resemblance

Indexical signs - those that signify by cause and effect

Symbolic signs - those whose meaning must be learned

Charles Sanders Pierce (1839-1914)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:27 am

    See the discussion threat at

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201741794333950&set=a.1409714930245.2058034.1453636603

    for an interesting illustration of the trichotomy.

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