A Semiotic Theory of Theology and Philosophy

A Semiotic Theory of Theology and Philosophy

by Robert S. Corrington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521093244

ISBN-13: 9780521093248

Pub. Date: 01/11/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The concern of this work is with developing an alternative to standard categories in theology and philosophy, especially in terms of how they deal with nature. Avoiding the polemics of much contemporary reflection on nature, it shows how we are connected to nature through the unconscious and its unique way of reading and processing signs. Suggestions are made for a…  See more details below

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The concern of this work is with developing an alternative to standard categories in theology and philosophy, especially in terms of how they deal with nature. Avoiding the polemics of much contemporary reflection on nature, it shows how we are connected to nature through the unconscious and its unique way of reading and processing signs. Suggestions are made for a post-Christian way of understanding religion. Finally, our connection with the infinite is described in detail, especially as it relates to the use of sign systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521093248
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/11/2009
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
893,428
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface                               ix
1. THE PARADOX OF NATURE AND PSYCHOSEMIOSIS 1
Nature, architectonic, and horizons 10
Four naturalisms22
Motives, validation, and metaphysics31
The transformation of psychoanalysis 42
2. THE SIGN VEHICLE AND ITS PATHWAYS 89
The ontology of signs: roots and blooms91
Four infinities 100
Local and regional traits 114
Internal semiotic contradiction and hermetic drift 119
Natural and interpretive communities 127
The pretemporal, temporal, and posttemporal141
Aesthetic and religious signs 146
Petroglyphs153
Spirit 163
3. WORLD SEMIOSIS AND THE EVOLUTION OF MEANING 169
The signs/object correlation 170
Archetypal and generic meanings 182
Semiotic competition 190
Nascent meanings and engrams 195
Consummated signs204
Entropy and self-organization 208
Spirits 212
Four species of sacred folds and intervals 225
Die Potenzen245
References 251
Index 266

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