Definition of interpretant in English:
(In Peirce’s philosophy of language) the effect of a proposition or sign series on the person who interprets it.
- A rewriting of a rewriting of a prior subtext that can be reconstructed only after the fact is a generational series very similar to Peirce's series: interpretant, sign, object, and ground.
- Drawing upon Charle's Peirce's notion of interpretants, de Lauretis theorizes a semiosis of experience that is actively engaged with and constituted through everyday signs, objects, relations and events.
- In dialogue with Vincent Colapietro on how to understand Peirce's logical interpretant, de Lauretis argues that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to deliberately direct the significate effects of semiosis.