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Paul Rousseau :
Re: TUT: Sign;
Thu, 13 Jun 1996 12:59:49 -0500

Steven Skaggs writes
>
>I think there may be agreement that signs operate within code systems.
>Natural law, language, etc are such structures.
>
Yes, signs are best understood as parts of larger systems.   When we
"unpack" code systems, we find "signs" which may of course be just another
code systems, sort of like Russian dolls.  This can be somewhat difficult
for those looking for "the" "essential" signs, which of course don't exist
on the physical plane.

If we want to use the result of our analysis of code systems, for example,
to delete and add signs to make up new code systems, then conceptualizing
reality using semiotic tools can be very powerful.

So, perhaps we should be looking at codes as the starting point for analysis.

Paul Rousseau
St. Clair Beach, Ontario
Canada  (519) 735-7959
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