Peirce on Signs: Writings on Semiotic by Charles Sanders Peirce

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    Charles Sanders Peirce 1839-1914 is rapidly becoming recognized as the greatest American philosopher. At the center of his philosophy was a revolutionary model of the way human beings think. Peirce, a logician, challenged traditional models by describing thoughts not as ""ideas"" but as ""signs,"" external to the self and without meaning unless interpreted by a subsequent thought. His general theory of signs -- or semiotic -- is especially pertinent to methodologies currently being debated in many disciplines. This anthology, the first one-volume work devoted to Peirce's writings on semiotic, provides a much-needed, basic introduction to a complex aspect of his work. James Hoopes has selected the most authoritative texts and supplemented them with informative headnotes. His introduction explains the place of Peirce's semiotic in the history of philosophy and compares Peirce's theory of signs to theories developed in literature and linguistics. |Analyzes the wartime politics of the Allied powers concerning war crimes, showing how their decisions led to the Nuremberg trials.

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    Number of Pages: 294
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780807843420
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    Listed in: Semantics, discourse analysis, etc
    Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

    Books by Charles S. Peirce

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