Kinds of Determinants of Semiosis

Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 49 (4):541 (2013)
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In a post to peirce-l on May 23, 2003, Ransdell included the following chapter from an unpublished work in progress, The Meanings in Things (also sometimes called The Meaning in Things). In the chapter, he attempts to answer how it is that an object determines the sign that represents it. The material for the above abstract is from his not quite formal prefatory remarks sent with an earlier version to peirce-l on May 8, 2001. The chapter is a good illustration of Ransdell’s careful argumentation through an extended example, in this case an amusing one involving the counting of chairs.Semiotic is phenomenologically based and thus does not involve any assumptions or presuppositions about the existence or reality of..



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Joseph Ransdell
PhD: Columbia University; Last affiliation: Texas Tech University

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