Ergoseme

We propose to call Ergoseme the Firstness of Secondness in the Second Correlate, or degenerated Index. This sign has a double nature, being Firstness and Secondness at the same time. Although it is materially linked to the object that it represents, the Ergoseme also represents immediately the qualities of this same object. An example of such “iconic Index” are photographs. Being a luminous kind of printing carried out by photons coming directly from the photographed object, the photograph has an indexical character. However, it also brings the qualities of its object to the interpretant,  having therefore an iconic character too. The Ergoseme has the property of showing directly its signification, interpreted as incorporated in its own object.