To be means to communicate

Cobley, Paul (2014) To be means to communicate. American Journal of Semiotics, 30 (3/4). pp. 229-246. ISSN 0277-7126

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The main idea underpinning the position outlined in this paper is a very common one. In fact, it is also quite old: the notion that structure facilitates. The paper attempts to sketch a picture of the human as a sign. In doing so, it also attempts to negotiate an understanding of the human as constituted by ‘selfhood’ on the one hand and by what has become known as ‘subjectivity’, on the other. it attempts to provide one way of approaching the nature/nurture, biology/culture or, also, the structure/agency debates through the investigation of semiosis.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media > English Language and Literature
Item ID: 16969
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Depositing User: Paul Cobley
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 14:29
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:35

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