Diagrammatology: An Investigation on the Borderlines of Phenomenology, Ontology, and Semiotics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 20, 2007 - Philosophy - 508 pages
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Diagrammatology investigates the role of diagrams for thought and knowledge. Based on the general doctrine of diagrams in Charles Peirce's mature work, Diagrammatology claims diagrams to constitute a centerpiece of epistemology. The book reflects Peirce's work on the issue in Husserl's contemporanous doctrine of "categorial intuition" and charts the many unnoticed similarities between Peircean semiotics and early Husserlian phenomenology. Diagrams, on a Peircean account, allow for observation and experimentation with ideal structures and objects and thus furnish the access to the synthetic a priori of the regional and formal ontology of the Husserlian tradition.

The second part of the book focuses on three regional branches of semiotics: biosemiotics, picture analysis, and the theory of literature. Based on diagrammatology, these domains appear as accessible for a diagrammatological approach which leaves the traditional relativism and culturalism of semiotics behind and hence constitutes a realist semiotics.

 

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Contents

LETS STICK TOGETHER Peirces Conception of Continuity
3
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF ARGUMENTS PEIRCES EXTREME REALISM The Continuum in Peirces Theory of Signs
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HOW TO LEARN MORE An Apology for a Strong Concept of Iconicity
49
MOVING PICTURES OF THOUGHT Diagrams as Centerpiece of a Peircean Epistemology
89
EVERYTHING IS TRANSFORMED Transformation in Semiotics
117
CATEGORIES DIAGRAMS SCHEMATA The Cognitive Grasping of Ideal Objects in Husserl and Peirce
141
MEREOLOGY Parts and Wholes in Phenomenology and Semiotics
161
DIAGRAMMATICAL REASONING AND THE SYNTHETIC A PRIORI
175
CHRIST LEVITATING AND THE VANISHING SQUARE Diagrams in Picture Analysis
275
INTO THE PICTURE Husserls Picture Theories and Two Types of Pictures
289
SMALL OUTLINE OF A THEORY OF THE SKETCH
321
WHO IS MICHAEL WOLING PTAHHOTEP JEROLOMON? Literary Interpretation as Thought Experiment
327
FIVE TYPES OF SCHEMATIC ICONICITY IN THE LITERARY TEXT An Extension of the Ingardenian Viewpoint
345
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH Espionage in Reality and Fiction Regional Ontology and Iconicity
365
PERSPECTIVE
383
PEIRCES CONCEPTION OF CONTINUITY BETWEEN MATHEMATICS AND PHILOSOPHY
385

BIOSEMIOTICS PICTURES LITERATURE
194
BIOSEMIOTICS AS MATERIAL AND FORMAL ONTOLOGY
197
A NATURAL SYMPHONY? Von Uexkülls Bedeutungslehre and its Actuality
225
MAN THE ABSTRACT ANIMAL Diagrams Abstraction and the Semiotic Missing Link
241
THE SIGNIFYING BODY A Semiotic Concept of Embodiment
257

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Page 9 - The principle of continuity is the idea of fallibilism objectified. For fallibilism is the doctrine that our knowledge is never absolute but always swims, as it were, in a continuum of uncertainty and of indeterminacy.
Page ii - Editor: JAAKKO HINTIKKA, Boston University, USA Editors: DIRK VAN DALEN, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands...

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