The problem is that it is highly populated with arcane terms that have little or no meaning to my 2008 experience. Does anyone have a more modern version, perhaps a rephrasing of the same material? This is the part about Firstness, Secondness and Thirdness, and all the ancillary materials in the following matrix from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Peirce#Theory_of_categories
Peirce's Categories (technical name: the cenopythagorean categories <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Peirce#cite_note-cenopythagorean-20#ci te_note-cenopythagorean-20> )
As universe of experience:
Quality of feeling.
Ideas, chance, possibility.
Reference to a ground (a ground is a pure abstraction of a quality) <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Peirce#cite_note-ground-21#cite_note-g round-21> .
Essentially monadic (the quale, in the sense of the thing with the quality).
Reaction, resistance, (dyadic) relation.
Brute facts, actuality.
Reference to a correlate (by its relate).
Essentially dyadic (the relate and the correlate).
Habits, laws, necessity.
Reference to an interpretant*.
Essentially triadic (sign, object, interpretant*).
>From hearing previous discussions about Pierce, this seems to be the kernel
concept of his works. So it would be useful to know what he means in these areas.
Alternative URLs appreciated,
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