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    Peirce, Signs, and Meaning.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.
    C.S. Peirce, the founder of pragmatism, was an American philosopher and mathematician whose influence has been enormous on the field of semiotics. Merrell uses Pierce's theories to reply to the all-important question: "What and where is meaning?".
  2. Semiosis and pragmatism: toward a dynamic concept of meaning.João Queiroz & Floyd Merrell - 2006 - Sign Systems Studies 34 (1):37-66.
    Philosophers and social scientists of diverse orientations have suggested that the pragmatics of semiosis is germane to a dynamic account of meaning as process. Semiosis, the central focus of C. S. Peirce's pragmatic philosophy, may hold a key to perennial problems regarding meaning. Indeed, Peirce's thought should be deemed seminal when placed within the cognitive sciences, especially with respect to his concept of the sign. According to Peirce's pragmatic model, semiosis is a triadic, time-bound, context-sensitive, interpreter-dependent, materially extended dynamic process. (...)
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    Resemblance.Floyd Merrell - 2010 - Sign Systems Studies 38 (1/4):91-128.
    Three premises set the stage for a Peirce based notion of resemblance, which, as Firstness, cannot be more than vaguely distinguished from Secondnessand Thirdness. Inclusion of Firstness with, and within, Secondness and Thirdness, calls for a nonbivalent, nonlinear, context dependent mode of thinkingcharacteristic of semiosis — that is, the process by which everything is always becoming something other than what it was becoming — and at the same time itincludes linear, bivalent classical logic as a subset. Certain aspects of the (...)
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    Peirce's semiotics now: a primer.Floyd Merrell - 1995 - Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press.
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    Thought-signs, sign-events.Floyd Merrell - 1991 - Semiotica 87 (1-2):1-58.
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  6. Creation: Algorithmic, organicist, or emergent metaphorical process?Floyd Merrell - 2006 - Semiotica 2006 (161):119-146.
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    Abduction: Between Subjectivity and Objectivity.João Queiroz & Floyd Merrell - 2005 - Semiotica 2005 (153 - 1/4):1-8.
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    Distinctly human Umwelt?Floyd Merrell - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134).
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  9. Signs Becoming Signs: Our Perfusive, Pervasive Universe.Floyd MERRELL - 1991
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    Abduction is never alone.Floyd Merrell - 2004 - Semiotica 2004 (148):245-275.
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    On bifurcating semiosis: or, How to stop worrying about those elusive signs and learn to live with them.Floyd Merrell - 1994 - Semiotica 99 (1-2):101-126.
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    Sign, mind, time, space: Contradictory complementary coalescence.Floyd Merrell - 2009 - Semiotica 2009 (177):29-116.
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  13. On Peirce’s Pragmatic Notion of Semiosis—A Contribution for the Design of Meaning Machines.João Queiroz & Floyd Merrell - 2009 - Minds and Machines 19 (1):129-143.
    How to model meaning processes (semiosis) in artificial semiotic systems? Once all computer simulation becomes tantamount to theoretical simulation, involving epistemological metaphors of world versions, the selection and choice of models will dramatically compromise the nature of all work involving simulation. According to the pragmatic Peircean based approach, semiosis is an interpreter-dependent process that cannot be dissociated from the notion of a situated (and actively distributed) communicational agent. Our approach centers on the consideration of relevant properties and aspects of Peirce’s (...)
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  14. Is the semiosic sphere's center everywhere and its circumference nowhere?Floyd Merrell - 2008 - Semiotica 2008 (169):269-300.
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    Toward a concept of pluralistic, inter-relational semiosis.Floyd Merrell - 2007 - Sign Systems Studies 35 (1-2):9-68.
    Brief consideration of (1) Peirce’s ‘logic of vagueness’, (2) his categories, and (3) the concepts of overdetermination and underdetermination, vagueness and generality, and inconsistency and incompleteness, along with (4) the abrogation of classical Aristotelian principles of logic, bear out the complexity of all relatively rich sign systems. Given this complexity, there is semiotic indeterminacy, which suggests sign limitations, and at the same time it promises semiotic freedom, giving rise to sign proliferation the yield of which is pluralistic, inter-relational semiosis. This (...)
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  16. As signs grow, so life goes.Floyd Merrell - forthcoming - Biosemiotics. A Semiotic Web 1991.
     
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  17. Structuralism and Beyond: A Critique of Presuppositions.Floyd Merrell - 1975 - Diogenes 23 (92):67-103.
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    К вопросу о плюралистическом и интерреляционном понятии семиозиса. Резюме.Floyd Merrell - 2007 - Sign Systems Studies 35 (1-2):68-69.
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    Appendix: On the Pragmatic Maxim.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press. pp. 343-352.
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    A semiotics of perceptual modes for reading texts.Floyd Merrell - 1985 - Semiotica 57 (3-4):289-316.
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    Borgess realities and Peirces semiosis: Our world as factfablefiction.Floyd Merrell - 2002 - Semiotica 2002 (140).
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    Contents.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.
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    ‘Communication and paradox in Carlos fuentes’ - the death of artemio Cruz: Toward a semiotics of character.Floyd Merrell - 1976 - Semiotica 18 (4).
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    Conformity and resistance as cultural process in postmodern globalizing times.Floyd Merrell - 2011 - Semiotica 2011 (183):77-103.
    Mind has played the starring role in the West's arts, humanities, and sciences, while an embodied notion of oneself, others, and the physical world has been customarily pushed under the rug. In view of radical new theories, methods and techniques that have emerged during the past century and a half, the notion of complementary, sympathetic co-participation, and its accompanying re-enchantment, merits attention. C. S. Peirce is at the crossroads between modernism, enchantment, and misplaced concreteness, on the one hand, and postmodernism (...)
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    Chewing Gum, Ambulating, and Signing, all at the Same Time.Floyd Merrell - 2006 - American Journal of Semiotics 22 (1-4):3-26.
    The nature of the Peircean sign is considered in light of a nonlinear, complemented, context dependent lattice, with particular focus on how the lattice: (1) reveals the function of distinctions between signs, (2) supports Peirce’s triadic notion of semiosis, (3) models the notion of signs incessantly becoming other signs, (4) takes its leave of classical logical principles, and (5) accounts for the emergenceof novelty — spontaneous, fresh, unique signs.
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    Cultures, timespace, and the border of borders: Posing as a theory of semiosic processes.Floyd Merrell - 2005 - Semiotica 2005 (154 - 1/4):287-353.
    This multifaceted essay emerges from a host of sources within diverse academic settings. Its central thesis is guided by physicist John A. Wheeler's thoughts on the quantum enigma. Wheeler concludes, following Niels Bohr, that we are co-participants within the universal self-organizing process. This notion merges with concepts from Peirce's process philosophy, Eastern thought, issues of topology, and border theory in cultural studies and social science, while surrounding itself with such key terms as complementarity, interdependence, interrelatedness, vagueness, generality, incompleteness, inconsistency, and (...)
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    9. Caught Within.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press. pp. 188-206.
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    Deconstruction meets a mathematician.Floyd Merrell - 1984 - American Journal of Semiotics 2 (4):125-152.
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    10. Dreaming the Impossible Dream?Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press. pp. 209-229.
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  30. Does the life of signs yield a meaningful universe?Floyd Merrell - 1998 - Semiotica 120 (3-4):311-342.
     
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    Do we really need Peirce’s whole decalogue of signs?Floyd Merrell - 1997 - Semiotica 114 (3-4):193-286.
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  32. Enduring on: Travails of textuality.Floyd Merrell - 1987 - Semiotica 66 (4):379-411.
     
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    Frontmatter.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.
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    13. From Conundrum to Quality Icon.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press. pp. 273-294.
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    7. Fabricated Rather than Found.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press. pp. 147-169.
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    From Semiotic Triangle to Tripod.Floyd Merrell - 1995 - Semiotics:365-377.
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    How/Why is Complexity Simple and Simplicity Complex?Floyd Merrell - 1994 - Semiotics:181-197.
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  38. History: The Semiotic Web 1990 (= Approaches to Semiotics 100). Berlin: Mouton dc Gruyter, 1991.Floyd Merrell - 1993 - Semiotica 95:107.
     
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    11. How We Can Go Wrong.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press. pp. 230-244.
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    Introduction.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.
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    Index.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press. pp. 373-384.
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    Is Meaning Possible with Indefinite Semiosis?Floyd Merrell - 1993 - American Journal of Semiotics 10 (3/4):167-196.
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    Knowing Fictions.Floyd Merrell - 1984 - Semiotics:29-35.
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    Living signs.Floyd Merrell - 1999 - Semiotica 127 (1-4):453-480.
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    Living signs in a rigidly patterned world: How healthy can it be?Floyd Merrell - 2003 - Semiotica 2003 (147):107-134.
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    Lotmani semiosfäär, Peirce'i kategooriad ja kultuuri eluvormid. Kokkuvõte.Floyd Merrell - 2001 - Sign Systems Studies 29 (2):415-415.
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    Lotman's semiosphere, Peirce's categories, and cultural forms of life.Floyd Merrell - 2001 - Sign Systems Studies 29 (2):385-414.
    This paper brings Lotman's semiotic space to bear on Peirce's categories of the universe's processes. Particular manifestations of cultural semiotic space within the semiosphere are qualified as inconsistent and/or incomplete, depending upon the cultural context. Inconsistency and incompleteness are of the nature of vagueness and generality respectively, that are themselves qualified in terms of overdetermination and underdetermination, the first being of the nature of the category of Firstness and the second of the nature Thirdness. The role of Secondness is unfolded (...)
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    Minimal Conditions for a General Semiotic Theory of Texts.Floyd Merrell - 1985 - Semiotics:454-463.
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    Meaning, Icons and Abduction.Floyd Merrell, Priscila Farias & João Queiroz - 2006 - Semiotics 2006:113-120.
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    ""Neither" True" nor" False" nor Meaningless: Meditation on the Pragmatics of Knowing Becoming.Floyd Merrell - 2004 - Contemporary Pragmatism 1 (1):61-81.
    Meinongian 'objects' are evoked in an effort to critique and expand upon traditional theories of reference. The argument stems from an account of Peirce's categories of meaning in light of vague, contradictory, inconsistent, general, incomplete, and incompleteable signs. In addition to signs as either 'true', 'false', or meaningless, the function of imaginary numbers reveals the possibility of a sign's being both 'true' and 'false' or neither 'true' nor 'false', over time, and dialogically speaking. This demands a tolerance for vagueness, ambiguity, (...)
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