From a Peircean perspective man lives in a universe perfused with semeiosis
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.
Music criticism (of the academic, intellectual sort) is just beginning to be fascinated by such semeiosis
, spurred on by the criticism of literature and art, the perspective of ethnomusicology, and the example of Continental thinkers such as Barthes, Eco, and Foucault, to name only a few.
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.
Fisch, "Philodemus and Semeiosis
(1879-1883)," section 5 of the essay "Peirce's General Theory of Signs," in Peirce, Semeiotic, and Pragmatism.