Semiosis in the Postmodern Age

Semiosis in the Postmodern Age

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Merrell's specific focus in this interdisciplinary study is the modernism/postmodernism dichotomy and Peirce's precocious realization that the world does not lend itself to the simplistic binarism of modernist thought. In Merrell's examination of postmodern phenomena, the reader is taken through various facets of the cognitive sciences, philosophy of science, mathematics, and literary theory. Throughout this work, Merrell. is scrupulously aware that we are participants within, not detached spectators of, our signs. We understand them while we interact with them, during which process we, and our signs as well, invariably undergo change.The third stage entails prescission of the proposition. transforming it into the equivalent of aquot;This possesses redness.aquot; in the process converting an adjective into a noun and the specific aquot;This is redaquot; into the general term aquot;redness. ... upon him and concludes that the only way to resist them is to close his eyes. for if one aquot; sees. one cannot avoid the perceptaquot; tCP. ... submit. are the product either of instinctive and C/mHe//-generated worlds or of signifying activity having become embedded.

Title:Semiosis in the Postmodern Age
Author: Floyd Merrell
Publisher:Purdue University Press - 1995

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