Re: [xmca] Colpietro on Peirce

From: maria judith (
Date: Sat Jan 14 2006 - 12:50:57 PST

Hi Andy,
I would appreciate a copy.

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From: "Andy Blunden" <>
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Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2006 10:18 AM
Subject: [xmca] Colpietro on Peirce

> Comrades and friends,
> I have been reading Vincent Colpietro's "Peirce's Approach to the
> This book is so interesting that I felt I must have it to consult after
> return it to the library, But it is out of print and the only copy on
> secondhand market costs US$150 plus postage. So, I have scanned in the
> entire 150 pages. The file is 565k so those without broadband need not
> apply, but if you'd like a copy, I will send it to you,
> It is really only of value for those with an interest in the
foundations of
> psychology - Peirce lived over a century ago and was not a
psychologist, but
> for activity theorists the book is an amazing read.
> Here is the table of contents:
> Introduction
> Chapter One. Is Peirce's Theory of Signs Truly
> Chapter Two. Semiosis and Subjectivity
> Chapter Three. The Relevance of Peirce's Semiotics
> Psychology
> Chapter Four. Peirce's Account of the Self. A
> Developmental Perspective
> Chapter Five. Inwardness and Autonomy
> For Peirce, "semiosis" is "sign-activity". Semiosis goes on everywhere,
> nature as well as with mind, though semiosis does not exhaust a thing
> also has "being." Everything is a sign, but later he decides that a
> does not "represent", it "mediates"; interpretation really means
> Thought is a species of semiosis, and man, a species of sign, is in
> not thought in man (excuse the 19th century sexist word). In my search
for a
> definition of subjectivity, this is a real find. I am fairly new to
> and enjoying him greatly.
> Andy
> Andy Blunden, on behalf of the Victorian Peace Network, Phone (+61)
> 9435
> Alexander Surmava's Tour - September/October 2006
> [1][2]/alexander-surmava/index.htm
> References
> 1.
> 2.
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