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Title:The Intersection of Semiotics and Phenomenology
Subtitle:Peirce and Heidegger in Dialogue
Author:Kemple, Brian
Year of Publication:2019
Place of Publication:Berlín
Publisher:De Gruyter

Many contemporary explanations of conscious human experience, relying either upon neuroscience or appealing to a spiritual soul, fail to provide a complete and coherent theory. These explanations, the author argues, fall short because the underlying explanatory constituent for all experience are not entities, such as the brain or a spiritual soul, but rather relation and the unique way in which human beings form relations. This alternative frontier is developed through examining the phenomenological method of Martin Heidegger and the semiotic theory of Charles S. Peirce. While both of these thinkers independently provide great insight into the difficulty of accounting for human experience, this volume brings these insights into a new complementary synthesis. This synthesis opens new doors for understanding all aspects of conscious human experience, not just those that can be quantified, and without appealing to a mysterious spiritual principle.

Subject Area(s):Filosofía del lenguaje
Table of Contents



General introduction: the question of intellectual progress

Ideoscopic advances and cenoscopic blinders

Phenomenology and semiotics



1 Historical and theoretical introduction
1.1 Phenomenology and phaneroscopy
1.1.1 Husserl’s science of phenomenology
1.1.2 Heidegger’s criticism of the science
1.1.3 Peirce’s science of phaneroscopy
1.2 Speculative grammar
1.2.1 Thomas of Erfurt
1.2.2 Peirce’s development
1.2.3 Heidegger’s appropriation of Erfurt
1.2.4 Husserl’s pure grammar
1.3 Semiotic science and phenomenological method


Division I: World


2 Phenomenology as fundamental ontology
2.1 The phenomenological method
2.1.1 Phenomenological appropriations
2.1.2 Reflexion
2.1.3 Dasein
2.2 Phenomenology and the Seinsfrage
2.2.1 In-sistence and language
2.2.2 Hiddenness of Sein
2.3 The phenomenology of Being-in-the-world
2.3.1 The meaning of world
2.3.2 Care
2.3.3 Temporality


3 Sein and knowledge
3.1 Illumination, unfolding, and meaning
3.1.1 Illumination
3.1.2 Unfolding
3.1.3 Meaning
3.2 Das Nichts and possibility
3.3 The ontotheological critique and unfolding of the world


Division II: Sign


4 Categories of experience
4.1 The categorical triad
4.1.1 Firstness
4.1.2 Secondness
4.1.3 Thirdness
4.1.4 Appearance and connectedness
4.2 The categories and semiosis
4.2.1 The notion of sign
4.2.2 The structure of semiosis
4.2.3 Semiosis and systems
4.3 Semiotic awareness


5 Synechism and the modes of existence
5.1 Synechism and intelligibility
5.1.1 Negative-entropy information theory
5.1.2 Cognition-independent synechism
5.1.3 Cognitive synechism
5.2 Synechism and modes of existence
5.2.1 Esse in
5.2.2 Esse ad
5.2.3 Existential continuity
5.3 Synechism and semiotic awareness
5.3.1 Abduction, deduction, induction
5.3.2 Logic and musement
5.3.3 Modal semiotic continuity


Division III: World and sign


6 Sein and the categories of experience
6.1 Das Sein des Seienden and experience
6.1.1 Sein and esse ad
6.1.2 Icon, index, symbol
6.1.3 Signs and Sein
6.2 Anthroposemiotic firstness and das Nichts
6.3 The hermeneutic circle and thirdness
6.3.1 Grounding and transcendence
6.3.2 The unending expansion of thought
6.3.3 Meaning and the continued question of world


7 Semiotic continuity of the world
7.1 Semiotic constitution of the world
7.1.1 Iconicity and the Lebenswelt
7.1.2 Indexicality and the sociosphere
7.1.3 Symbolicity and the Bildendwelt
7.2 The human symbol
7.2.1 Sexuality
7.2.2 Technology
7.3 The cenoscopic discovery of purpose


Conclusion: Viae inventionis et resolutionis


Appendix 1: Structural clarifications
Appendix 2: Language
Appendix 3: Synechism and semiosis
Appendix 4: Glossary of terms





Series or CollectionSemiotics, Communication and Cognition, 20
Format:libro impreso
Price: 99,00 EUR

Fecha de publicación en Infoling:10 de September de 2019