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Thomas Sebeok & the Signs of Life.

Author: Susan Petrilli; Augusto Ponzio
Publisher: Cambridge : Icon Books, 2001.
Series: Postmodern encounters.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For Thomas Sebeok, semiotics not only addresses human verbal communication but embraces the study of all sign activity - which is indeed, Sebeok argues, the very definition of life in the universe. What does Sebeok's vision say, though, about ethics or the arts?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Thomas A Sebeok; Thomas A Sebeok
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Petrilli; Augusto Ponzio
ISBN: 9781848311459 1848311451
OCLC Number: 609850739
Description: 1 online resource (77 p.)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; The Life of Signs and the Signs of Life; Semiotics is Not Only Anthroposemiotics; A Transitional Book; Sebeok's Semiotic Research; Sebeok's Semiosic Universe; Metascience and 'Doctrine of Signs'; Semiotics as the 'Doctrine of Signs'; How is Semiotics as a Science and Metascience Possible?; Three Aspects of the Unifying Function of Semiotics; Origin of Signs and Origin of Life; To Live and To Lie; Semiosic Excess Beyond Sign Function; Modelling Systems Theory; The Question of the Origin of Human Verbal Language. Modelling Device and Iconicity: Mind as a Sign SystemSemiotics of Life and Globalisation; A Dialogic Approach to European and American Semiotics; Semiosis Beyond Gaia?; Notes; Further Reading; Acknowledgements.
Series Title: Postmodern encounters.

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For Thomas Sebeok, semiotics not only addresses human verbal communication but embraces the study of all sign activity - which is indeed, Sebeok argues, the very definition of life in the universe. What does Sebeok's vision say, though, about ethics or the arts?

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