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se·mi·o·sis

, semeiosis (sē'mē-ō'sis),
The mental or symbolic process in which something (for example, word, symbol, nonverbal cue) functions as a sign for the organism.
[G. sēmeiōsis, fr. sēmeion, sign]
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I don't see how a Peircean scholar can go for this ancient gnosis which seems not to require a semeiosis, that is to say, a transaction in signs between people, an intersubjectivity, a realism to the degree that the transaction is taken to be about something which, to some degree, can be known and talked about.
Taking the Arapesh as my case in point: on the one hand, the men believe that what they are doing has the desired effect (the rebirth of all species), but only by means of a sophisticated semeiosis which I will describe in a moment.
Which is to say, I don't see how a Peircean scholar can go for this ancient gnosis which seems not to require a semeiosis, that is to say, a transaction in signs between people, an intersubjectivity, a realism to the degree that the transaction is taken to be about something which, to some degree, can be known and talked about.
YEOUNGYU PARK, "The Semeiosis of the Image Xiang: A Piercean Approach to the Yiching.