Semioethics, voluntarism and anti-humanism

Cobley, Paul ORCID logoORCID: (2007) Semioethics, voluntarism and anti-humanism. New Formations: a Journal of Culture/Theory/Politics (62) . pp. 44-60. ISSN 0950-2378 [Article]


Cobley argues that semiotics (over semiology) provides a chance to reconceptualise human affairs in relation to the planet. To do so, he places humans as semiotic entities within the environment of semiosis, thus providing a corrective to voluntarist ethical impulses. Despite this, he suggests, early semioethics has voluntarist pitfalls, requiring anti-humanist refinement.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Anthologized in W. Wheeler (ed.) Biosemiotics, Open Humanities Press/JISC, 2010. Full text download available under Useful Links on this page.
Issue title: Zidane's melancholy. Issue ISBN: 9781905007707. Journal online ISSN: 1741-0789
Keywords (uncontrolled): semiotics, semiology, semiosis, voluntarism, ethics, anti-humanism, human affairs
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media
Item ID: 13189
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Depositing User: Paul Cobley
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 12:43
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 15:33

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