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Re: [xmca] sense and sensibility
What's your project, Monica?
On Apr 28, 2011, at 8:16 PM, Monica Hansen wrote:
> Thank you so much! Definitely useful for my current project-a small part of
> my dissertation, which is turning out to be a lot about semiotics, who knew?
> I thought it was just about words and meaning.
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> This from Morris' dissertation: Symbolism and reality: a study in the nature
> of mind.
> "The essay will aim to show that thought and mind are not entities, nor even
> processes involving a psychical substance distinguishable from the rest of
> reality, but are explicable as the functioning of parts of the experience of
> an organism as symbols to that organism of other parts of experience. Being
> then the symbolic portion *of* experience, the psychical or mental can
> neither be sharply opposed to the rest of experience, nor identified with
> the whole of experience. And since experience will be shown to be a portion
> of reality, it follows that mind and reality can never be utterly separated
> nor indiscriminately identified" (3-4)
> On Apr 28, 2011, at 7:09 PM, Martin Packer wrote:
>> Charles W. Morris (May 23, 1901, Denver, Colorado - January 15, 1979,
> Gainesville, Florida) was an American semiotician and philosopher. George
> Herbert Mead directed his doctoral dissertation on a symbolic theory of
> mind, completed in 1925. His students included semiotician Thomas A. Sebeok.
> For some years I've had his "Six Theories of Mind" (1932) on the shelf, and
> recently found time to read it. (It's available on the web.)
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