American Journal of Semiotics 19 (1/4):127-152 (2003)

Abstract
Gregory Bateson’s work on play led him to conclude that paradox is the ground of propositions and denotation. Working through the concepts of analog and digital communication, logical typing problems, and various dimensions of “framing” and meta-discourse, I broadly illustrate how what Bateson came to call “the paradoxes of abstraction” inevitably arise within denotative utterances. In addressing the root paradoxes of framing and denotation which Bateson’s work on play identified and sought to elucidate, this manuscript outlines and advances some of Bateson’s main contributions to communication theory
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Language and Literature  Semiotics
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ISBN(s) 0277-7126
DOI 10.5840/ajs2003191/46
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