Abduction, Medical Semeiotics and Semioethics
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Summary. My paper starts from Thomas A. Sebeok (1920-2001) and his conception of semiotics integrated with Charles Sanders Peirce’s pragmatic concept of “abduction”, disregarded by Sebeok in his own original reformulation of Peircean theory. Sebeok was not interested in logic just as he was not interested in critiquing today’s social system. Sebeok denominated his particular approach to semiotics as “global semiotics”. Taking global semiotics as our starting point, we propose to develop it in the direction of semioethics, which presupposes Sebeok’s interpretation of ancient medical semeiotics or symptomatology as an initial phase in the history of semiotics.
KeywordsGlobal Communication Modeling Device Semiotic Perspective Entire Planet Summum Bonum
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