The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Materials for Monist Article: The Consequences of Pragmaticism. Vols. I and II [R]’
A first intention, so called, is not a direct intention to act, nor even a direct attention to such intention. It is thought in symbols, as for example language; and language is itself thought about thought, this latter thought not being generally direct thought of action.
MS [R] 288:33
‘First Intention’ (pub. 09.03.16-13:26). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-materials-monist-article-consequences-pragmaticism-vols-i-and-ii-r-1.