Peirce's Categories (technical name: the cenopythagorean categories)Name:Typical characterizaton:As universe of experience:As quantity:Technical definition:Valence, "adicity": Firstness.Quality of feeling.Ideas, chance, possibility.Vagueness, "some".Reference to a ground (a ground is a pure abstraction of a quality).Essentially monadic (the quale, in the sense of the such, which has the quality). Secondness.Reaction, resistance, (dyadic) relation.Brute facts, actuality.Singularity, discreteness, “this”.Reference to a correlate (by its relate).Essentially dyadic (the relate and the correlate). Thirdness.Representation, mediation.Habits, laws, necessity.Generality, continuity, "all".Reference to an interpretant*.Essentially triadic (sign, object, interpretant*). Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net 10/17/2012 "Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen These categories are the stages of epistemology. Firstness is the pure quale or what I would call "inner raw experience". Subjective. Private. Personal. Secondness is dyadic relation, typical of thinking,which is an activity of intelligence. The dyad seems to be to me between Firstness and Thirdness. Thirdness is the objective form of the quale, a description for the experience of Firstness. Objective. Public. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.