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[Xmca-l] Re: Referential Realism and Gesture



Larry,
This is a very neat and smart paper.
My one concern is that it seems to slide down the dualistic side of a
Kantian view of the world that presumes the very mistakes that the author
is trying to sidestep (e.g., that meaning is in the head).

I think there is good reason to think of discursive (perhaps semiotic)
objects as real. I don't think that they are just "maps" of reality (I'm
not 100% certain that this is Sinha's point since I rushed through a bit,
but it seemed like where it was headed). They ARE reality (or, at least we
could say that they are "real" and "objective" in Hegel's sense).

That's a big leap, I know, but I find the alternative to be equally
problematic.
-greg


On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 7:46 PM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am not sure how relevant this article may be but it does have overlaps
> with many themes discussed and Sinha's version of cognitive
> linguistics which has an intersubjective focus putting referential
> realism as foundational a clear presentation of this tradition
>



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