The Resource A general introduction to the semeiotic of Charles Sanders Peirce, James Jakob Liszka, (electronic resource/)

A general introduction to the semeiotic of Charles Sanders Peirce, James Jakob Liszka, (electronic resource/)

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A general introduction to the semeiotic of Charles Sanders Peirce
Title
A general introduction to the semeiotic of Charles Sanders Peirce
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James Jakob Liszka
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The nineteenth-century American philosopher and scientist Charles Sanders Peirce is considered to be one of the founders of semiotic, or the theory of signs. Although Peirce was a prolific writer, he never published his work on signs in an organized fashion, and as a result the scope of his thought is difficult to grasp. In this book, James Jakob Liszka presents a systematic and comprehensive account of Peirces theory. Although there are excellent critical and expository studies of Peirces semiotic, this book is the first to integrate all the various branches of semiotic into a coherent picture of what Peirce meant by the discipline. A general introduction for those unfamiliar with Peirces theory, it is also an attempt to resolve some of the scholarly issues that surround the great American philosopher, and to help achieve some consensus on the more controversial matters of interpretation
  • Liszka begins with a general overview of the discipline of semeiotic (which is Peirces preferred spelling). Semeiotic plays a critical role in the system of sciences as Peirce understood it. Since all investigation involves signs, semeiotic is pivotal since it not only provides a general understanding of signs, but also investigates their proper use in the process of inquiry, for both the natural sciences and cultural studies. The character of semeiotic in this regard turns out to be different from the semiology of Saussure, which was meant simply to be a branch of social psychology. Moreover, as a formal discipline, Peirces semeiotic is broader than the contemporary sense of logic but incorporates most of its traditional concerns
  • Next, in a chapter on grammar, Liszka explores Peirces notions of the essential characteristics of signs, their principal components, sign typology, and classification. This is followed by a discussion of critical logic, the proper use of signs in the investigation of the nature of things. Finally, Liszka explains universal rhetoric - the use of signs within discourse communities, the nature of communication, and the character of communities best suited to promote fruitful inquiry
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
121/.68
Index
index present
LC call number
P85.P38
LC item number
L57 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A general introduction to the semeiotic of Charles Sanders Peirce, James Jakob Liszka, (electronic resource/)
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http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=526
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-146) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The discipline of semeiotic -- Semeiotic grammar -- Critical logic -- Universal rhetoric
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ocm42328441
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unknown
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1 online resource (access may be restricted)
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institution
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
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remote
Label
A general introduction to the semeiotic of Charles Sanders Peirce, James Jakob Liszka, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=526
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-146) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The discipline of semeiotic -- Semeiotic grammar -- Critical logic -- Universal rhetoric
Control code
ocm42328441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote

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