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As he says elsewhere, "the total object of assent is the total significate of the mental sentence necessitating the assent.
Likewise, the significate of 'a human being is pale' (or 'paleness inheres in a human') is a human's being pale (or 'paleness inhering in the human').
Accordingly, there are those (namely, Chatton and Reading in his Quodlibet V--in the course of undertaking and proving his third conclusion) who suppose that God [alone] is the significate of the mental sentence (though not the uttered one).
Now, while the Aristotelian realist will be happy to accept this result, since, as we've seen, he explicitly allows that the total significate of a sentence is such that it "can also be signified by its subject term," Wodeham argues that it runs him into "an outright contradiction" in the case of the assertion or judgment MICHAEL DOES NOT EXIST.
85-8) covers complex signifiables and the significate of a proposition.
Even though there is a great controversy over the spoken word, whether it is a sign of a thing or of a concept, notwithstanding, and granting in short that that which is properly signified by the voice is a thing, there are nevertheless many signs ordered to the same significate (to wit: the letter, the voice and the concept), just as there are many effects ordered to the same cause, no one of which is the cause of the other, as is clear from the case of the sun illuminating many parts of the medium.
Nevertheless, we find the correspondence in what Poinsot designates the nonultimate and ultimate(64) significate of a sign.
Peirce also speaks of other kinds of interpretants: the immediate, which is the significate itself, the dynamic, which is the effect produced by the sign in an interpreter, and the final, which is the effect that the sign produces if it is able to fully realize its effect, that is, habits and dispositions for action.
The cognitive source of signification (the ultimate source is the extramental world) is an "interior concept" which is also the immediate significate of spoken words.
A third is the verb "to be" as a lexical item (a "categorematic term") in its own right with its proper significate, "God is.
As a matter of practice, history addresses its subject, not by adding to one, subtracting from the other, or balancing the two, but by interactively affecting each other; theory guides the search for, selects, shapes, and significates data from the past, and data confirm, confute, or modify the theory.
Coming to mind are various overlapping angles on intentionality, meaning and reference, signs and their significates, truth and falsity, enunciation and assertion, identity and difference, negative facts, logical and literary fictions, the character and taxonomy of pure objects, as well as the ultimate limits of the real, the knowable, and the expressible.