Firstness of secondness
Represented by 1’. It corresponds to the existence taken in itself, the feeling of alterity that invades our minds when we face existence. It is mere fluctuation, instability and irritation. In Peirce’s cosmology, this predicament can be related to the state of pure chaos, the tohu bohu or primeval chaos described in the biblical Genesis, in which the existence pops in flashes by mere chance, without any relation nor permanence in time. This is the central idea of the Tychism, the Peircean doctrine that affirms the reality of chance (CP 6.322).