Peirce on Signs: Writings on Semiotic by Charles Sanders Peirce / Edition 1

Peirce on Signs: Writings on Semiotic by Charles Sanders Peirce / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0807843423
ISBN-13:
9780807843420
Pub. Date:
12/14/1991
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press

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Peirce on Signs: Writings on Semiotic by Charles Sanders Peirce / Edition 1

Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) is rapidly becoming recognized as the greatest American philosopher. At the center of his philosophy was a revolutionary model of the way human beings think. Peirce, a logician, challenged traditional models by describing thoughts not as "ideas" but as "signs," external to the self and without meaning unless interpreted by a subsequent thought. His general theory of signs — or semiotic — is especially pertinent to methodologies currently being debated in many disciplines.

This anthology, the first one-volume work devoted to Peirce's writings on semiotic, provides a much-needed, basic introduction to a complex aspect of his work. James Hoopes has selected the most authoritative texts and supplemented them with informative headnotes. His introduction explains the place of Peirce's semiotic in the history of philosophy and compares Peirce's theory of signs to theories developed in literature and linguistics.

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ISBN-13: 9780807843420
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/14/1991
Edition description: 1
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.77(d)

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