For decades, Peirce studies focused only on aspects of his thought: semeiotic
, epistemology, philosophy of science, metaphysics.
These new paradigms are employed in the development of Peirce's semeiotic
, which is the subject of the second paper in the first section.
And that suggests a way in which the human mind may be located within nature, namely, as a development of more primitive semeiotic
Fisch has given an account of Peirce's appropriation of Bain's psychological constructions in his "Alexander Bain and the Genealogy of Pragmatism," in Peirce, Semeiotic
, and Pragmatism, 79-109.
But even then the "fit" would not be merely iconic, because Peirce's semeiotic
hinges on a commitment to the reality of generals; the iconic or isomorphic relations between propositions and reality must be found in their use.
These footprints belong to three different levels of sign that, however, intertwine between each other, in the same way as in Peirce's triadic theory of semeiotic
Thus, the identity of man consists in the consistency of his reasoning and actions expressed as a semeiotic
relation: 'consistency is the intellectual character of a thing; that is, is its expressing something'.
He took exception to Buddhism precisely on semeiotic
and anthropological grounds (Thief 95).
For all that SR has a strong rooting in the academy, the majority of SR participants are unlikely to be bothered with the niceties of Peircean semeiotic
theory that so excites the philosophers.
Fisch, Peirce, Semeiotic
and Pragmatism: Essays by Max H.
, and Pragmatism: Essays by Max H.
The third chapter introduces the semeiotic
and clinical approach and presents a table with the classification of cerebellar disorders into three groups: