Dicisign

Secondness in the Third Correlate originates Dicisign: the Sign that incorporates the meaning expressed by the Syntax, i.e. the effect in the Interpreter’s mind of the copula between the Index and the Universe which this Index refers to. If this Universe is not a General Predicate, the Dicisign will be indexical and the effect on the interpreter will be just to call his attention to “something” that remains opaque. It is for this reason that we say that the Index points “blindly”. If the Universe is a General Predicate (a Metaphor), the copula will produce a Metonymy which is cognition. In this case, we will have an informative Proposition. Note that the Dicisign is not the Syntax, but the result or final effect of the copula. It occurs, therefore, on the axis of the Signification, where the flux of Information of Semiosis passes. A Proposition means a “state of things” that can be expressed in many different modes: affirmative, negative, interrogative, conditional etc without the Proposition ever suffering any type of alteration in the Information it carries. Every Dicisign is the instantiation of an Induction and, therefore, exists in the interior of the leading principle that rules the Inductions in direction to the final Argument.