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From physics to semiotics
From physics to semiotics

Author(s): Stuart Kauffman
Subject(s): Semiotics / Semiology
Published by: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus

Summary/Abstract: My greatest aim in this chapter is to take us from our deeply received scientific world view and, derived from it, our view of the “real world” in which we live, from the world spawned by Newton and modern physics, to an entirely different, newly vibrant, surprising, unknowable world of becoming, in which the living, evolving world – biological, economic, cultural – co-creates, in an unprestatable mystery, its own possibilities of becoming. We will pass from physics to the edges of semiotics along the way. One issue to ask is this: Why is the subject of semiotics regarded as almost a pseudoscience by so many scientists? I shall argue that this view is deeply wrong, among the other points I seek to make.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 30-46
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English