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Merrell, Floyd 1937-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 281 publications in 3 languages and 12,381 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Floyd Merrell
Peirce, signs, and meaning by Floyd Merrell( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"C.S. Peirce was the founder of pragmatism and a pioneer in the field of semiotics. His work investigated the problem of meaning, which is the core aspect of semiosis as well as a significant issue in many academic fields. Floyd Merrell demonstrates throughout Pierce, Signs, and Meaning that Peirce's views remain dynamically relevant to the analysis of subsequent work in the philosophy of language." "Merrell discusses Peirce's thought in relation to that of early-twentieth-century philosophers such as Frege, Russell, and Quine, and contemporaries such as Goodman, Putnam, Davidson, and Rorty. In doing so, Merrell demonstrates how quests for meaning inevitably fall victim to vagueness in pursuit of generality, and how vagueness manifests an inevitable tinge of inconsistency, just as generalities always remain incomplete. He suggests that vagueness and incompleteness/generality, overdetermination and underdetermination, and Peirce's phenomenological categories of Firstness, Secondness, and Thirdness must be incorporated into notions of sign structure for a proper treatment of meaning. He also argues that the twentieth-century search for meaning has placed overbearing stress on language while ignoring nonlinguistic sign modes and means."--Jacket
Signs grow : semiosis and life processes by Floyd Merrell( )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following Sebeok, Merrell reminds us that `any and all investigation of nature and of the nature of signs and life must ultimately be semiotic in nature.'
Pararealities : the nature of our fictions and how we know them by Floyd Merrell( )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensing corporeally : toward a posthuman understanding by Floyd Merrell( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Floyd Merrell aims to overcome linear, mechanical thinking by underlining the role of the body and, in turn, the role of feeling and sensing, in the development of cognitive processes. Sensing Corporeally is a forceful and timely challenge to traditional models of human understanding."--Jacket
Complementing Latin American borders by Floyd Merrell( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Semiotic foundations : steps toward an epistemology of written texts by Floyd Merrell( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mexicans : a sense of culture by Floyd Merrell( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction: Learning Language, Knowing Culture -- 1 Getting it, Between Cultures -- 2 The Importance of Mexico's Past -- 3 This New World, Spanish Style -- 4 Conquest and Colony -- 5 Cultural Hybridity Emerging -- 6 Making Today's Mexico: Criollos, Independence, and Caudillos -- 7 The Mexican Mind: An Interlude -- 8 Making Today's Mexico: The Nineteenth Century and the Mexican Revolution -- 9 Problems That Wouldn't Go Away -- 10 Particular Mexican Ways -- 11 Making Today's Mexico: Or, How and Why Are There Two Mexicos? -- 12 Along the Political Roller Coaster -- 13 And Now: Pre-Postmodern Mexico? -- 14 Flying High or Primed for a Fall? -- Appendix -- Glossary -- References -- Index
Entangling forms : within semiosic processes by Floyd Merrell( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume draws from Charles S. Peirce's pragmatic philosophy, contemporary arts and sciences, and Buddhist philosophy in developing the concepts of interconnectedness, self-organization, and co-participation of the knowing subject with respect to contradictory, complementary coalescence. Contradictions can be complementarily, although vaguely and ambiguously, resolved by mediation through coalescent processes, which place Peirce's notion of semiosis in a contemporary, interdisciplinary context
Unthinking thinking : Jorge Luis Borges, mathematics, and the new physics by Floyd Merrell( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deconstruction reframed by Floyd Merrell( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semiotic theory of texts by Floyd Merrell( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and German and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs becoming signs : our perfusive, pervasive universe by Floyd Merrell( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sign, textuality, world by Floyd Merrell( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simplicity and complexity : pondering literature, science, and painting by Floyd Merrell( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simplicity and Complexity: Pondering Literature, Science, and Painting is about simplicity and complexity, order and disorder, as seen through the lenses of fiction, the sciences, and works of art. Floyd Merrell offers a nonmathematical account of chaos theory, fractal geometry, and the physics of complexity insofar as they are relevant to crucial facets of literature and painting created over the past century. Though his account is informal, he addresses technical concepts and philosophical questions, and sheds new light on the authors and painters he discusses. His interdisciplinary approach is within the mainstream of postmodern practices, yet it criticizes the tendency toward facile conclusions and sweeping generalizations regarding relations between the arts, the humanities, and the sciences. It brings an array of disciplines under an umbrella that is protective of particular theories, concepts, methods, and practices, while revealing connecting threads in the tenuously linked web of all human endeavors to know the product of the mind and of the world
Semiosis in the postmodern age by Floyd Merrell( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merrell's consideration of Peirce's complex and inadequately understood concept of the sign is enhanced through numerous charts and figures. Theories, hypotheses, and speculation in the physical sciences are then brought to bear on Peircean semiotics. The final chapter critiques the often undiscriminating acceptance of postmodern practices in today's academic world
Capoeira and Candomblé : conformity and resistance in Brazil by Floyd Merrell( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sobre las culturas y civilizaciones latinoamericanas by Floyd Merrell( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On semiotic modeling( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensing semiosis : toward the possibility of complementary cultural "logics" by Floyd Merrell( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He then delves into various disciplines to examine the means and methods by which we sense our physical world and how the resulting perceptions intersect with and correspond to our world of signs. Drawing upon a variety of cultural phenomena and recent events that have preoccupied the media, Merrell shows how we become aware of and process signs through the entire range of our sensory channels
Peirce's semiotics now : a primer by Floyd Merrell( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Complementing Latin American borders
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Signs grow : semiosis and life processesSensing corporeally : toward a posthuman understandingComplementing Latin American bordersThe Mexicans : a sense of cultureEntangling forms : within semiosic processesSimplicity and complexity : pondering literature, science, and paintingSemiosis in the postmodern ageCapoeira and Candomblé : conformity and resistance in BrazilSobre las culturas y civilizaciones latinoamericanas
Alternative Names
Fenly Merrell, Floyd 1937-

Floyd Merrell

Merrell, Floyd F. 1937-

Merrell, Floyd Fenly 1937-

Флойд Меръл

Languages
English (199)

Spanish (5)

German (1)