On the Semiosphere, Revisited

Signs - International Journal of Semiotics

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Title On the Semiosphere, Revisited
Creator Marinakis, Yorgos
Subject semiotics
hierarchy theory
category theory
semiotic triad
Description The semiosphere is frequently described as a topos of complexification, namely discontinuous or heterogeneous, recursive or self-reflexive, stochastic, radically subjective, and capable of simultaneous multiple perspectives. While the topos of complexification describes the gross morphology of a model, it is not a model adequate for explaining phenomena or making predictions. The ecological theory of dual hierarchies is proposed as a framework for developing models of the semiosphere that are appropriately limited in scope and scale. In particular the semiosphere is modeled as a dual hierarchy of semiotic spaces, the dual hierarchies corresponding to the semiosis that is occurring within the dual hierarchies of ecological organization. This framework immediately solves several theoretical problems, such as clearing up conceptual inconsistencies in Lotman's concept of semiosphere.
Publisher University of Copenhagen, Department of Information Science
Date 2012-08-17
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://tidsskrift.dk/signs/article/view/26870
Source SIGNS; Årg. 6 (2012); 70-126
Signs - International Journal of Semiotics; Vol 6 (2012); 70-126
Language eng
Relation https://tidsskrift.dk/signs/article/view/26870/23630
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Yorgos Marinakis

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