Rhema

It is Firstness in the Third Correlate. Rhema is a merely qualitative interpretant, i.e. it selects from the relation Sign-Object only what it has of essential quality. A Rhema cannot be affirmed nor denied because it cannot be judged as true or false. It is, therefore, a sign of vagueness and indetermination. It simply incorporates the Information transmitted by the sign when it relates to its Object, without producing in the interpreter’s mind either an energetic or a logical effect. It is therefore pure possibility of interpretation.