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Re: [xmca] Body expression as sign.

you wrote:

> For Peirce a sign is not a means of communication at all. The sign is part
> of a triad along with interpretant and object, and there is no subject
> there. For French semiology the sign is a message sent by the subject to
> the object, and this is the source of the idealism Gadamer complains of.
> Peirce's standpoint opens up natural processes and aesthetic processes for
> objective analysis and gives an objective basis for communication as well.
I though that this was one of the best summaries of the value of Peirce's
triadic view of the sign that I've ever heard. Very nicely and succinctly


Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Sanford I. Berman Post-Doctoral Scholar
Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition
Department of Communication
University of California, San Diego
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