Photography and the division of indices

“the fact that the [photograph] is known to be the effect of the radiations from the object renders it an Index and highly informative” (Peirce EP 2: 297 [1903]).


Peirce argued that “we have an important division of indices into those which give information and those which merely serve to identify individuals” (Peirce R 491: 4 [ca. 1903]).

Joao Queiroz

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