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Conceptualizing Vision. On Charles Peirce's Thought
Conceptualizing Vision. On Charles Peirce's Thought

Author(s): Ivan Mladenov
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: philosophy; metaphors; Charles Peirce; meaning; sign;
Summary/Abstract: "Conceptualizing" is developed as a method* of revealing, sorting and representing the meaning that is undisclosed in the old philosophical metaphors and in the symbolizations we make in our everyday life. The study rests on the understanding that in the nucleus of the metaphors lie concepts, or stored meaning able to represent itself anew or, to give birth to further theories."Conceptualizing" works as an apparatus made of three macroelements. Conceptualizing "as technique" represents, points or hints at the hidden meaning. It does this with the help of the seeking self, which refers to and actively evokes this "sleeping meaning". Finally, the layer from which the meaning is dug up is called by Charles Peirce "effete mind". I use this notion in a much broader and modified sense. An undivided part of any sign is its iconic nature. To recover meaning from the sign, the iconicity needs to be conceptualised too.

  • Page Range: 69-79
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Language: English