Sign, object, thing: an eternal golden braid

Cobley, Paul and Stjernfelt, Frederik (2016) Sign, object, thing: an eternal golden braid. Chinese Semiotic Studies, 12 (3). pp. 329-334. ISSN 2198-9605

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This review argues that The Human Use of Signs (Deely, 1994) is both pivotal and exceptional in the oeuvre of John Deely. It argues that the volume is exceptional because of its unusual explicatory structure and that it is pivotal because of its extended focus on issues arising from the distinction of ‘sign’, ‘object’, and ‘thing’. Among these issues are the idea of the postmodern, objectivity, relation, and the semiotic animal.

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Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media > English Language and Literature
Item ID: 25431
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Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2018 12:19
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 12:52

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