Abduction and Modeling in Biosemiotics and Sociosemiotics

  • Augusto Ponzio
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 64)

Summary. Semiosis may be interpreted as the capacity with which all life-forms are endowed to produce and comprehend the species-specific models of their worlds. Primary modeling is the innate capacity for simulative modeling in species-speci.c ways. The primary modeling system of the species Homo is language. Secondary and tertiary modeling systems presuppose language and consequently they are uniquely human capacities. The secondary modeling system is verbal language or speech. Tertiary modeling systems are all human cultural systems. There is a connection between language and abduction In abduction the relation between premises and conclusion is iconic and is dialogic in a substantial sense, in other words, it is characterized by high degrees of dialogism and inventiveness as well as by a high risk margin for error.


Modeling Device Verbal Language Autopoietic System Innate Capacity Copernican Revolution 
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  • Augusto Ponzio
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Pratiche Linguistiche e Analisi di TestiUniversity of BariBariItaly

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