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Re: [xmca] Word Meaning and Concept
On 15 June 2011 16:52, Tony Whitson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Put most briefly, for anybody who is interested:
> Signs potentiate interpretation. That is what signs do.
I'm happy with "This is what signs do for us."
> That's what semiosis (the activity of signs) is. This is the _semiosic_
> activity of triadic sign relations.
Signs have no inherent activity. Perhaps you mean the activity of using
> The meaning of a word consists of the interpretation that the word (qua
> sign) potentiates.
That looks more promising.
> Weights resist the muscular activity of lifting. This is dynamic physical
> action (not tradic semiosic activity). In this capacity, the weight is just
> a thing, and not a sign.
Mental activity is a dynamic physical action.
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