Consciousness and the Play of Signs

Consciousness and the Play of Signs

Robert E. Innis
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/1/1994
ISBN: 978-0-253-11645-1
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“ . . . [a] philosophically rich work that ‘ups the ante’ in semiotic theory.” —Robert Corrington

Robert Innis provides readers with a brilliant study of the relationship between philosophy and semiotics.

Author Bio

ROBERT E. INNIS is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is author of Karl Buhler: Semiotic Foundations of Language Theory and editor of Semiotics: An Introductory Anthology.

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Table of Contents


1. Between Perception and Semiosis
2. Perceptual Inference and the Categories of Consciousness
3. The Tacit Logic of Consciousness: From Perception to Art
4. Action, Meaning, Quality
5. Language, Diacrisis, Abstraction
6. Sense-Funtions and the Vortices of Consciousness
7. Consciousness and the Play of Signs