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Terry Prewitt :
Re: TUT: Specificity;
Tue, 18 Jun 1996 13:05:10 CDT

The work by Steve and Gary moves far beyond some of the graphic modes
Deely and I have been arguing about over the past two years.  He (John) made
much of Denis Johansen's semiotic pyramid in "Basics of Semiotics" and
I suggested a revision of the model which clarifies (for me at least)
some of the ties between Peircean and Saussurean schemes (I don't have
the reference here, but will get it if anyone is interested). Then John
accused me of the worst kinds of Cartesian solipsism (but I didn't think
John could see the other point of view) so I accused him of Deelian
solipsism. The point of all this being that graphic approaches are highly
consistent with development of Peirce and semiotic generally, and give
us much to talk about (and perhaps more intersubjectivity as we talk at
each other).  We still may not agree on the interpretants, but have a
stronger sense of the objects regardless of the representamens (and in my
book that is growth). I'll wait for more discussion of Steve and Gary's
work.  Best. Terry

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