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An Experientially-Based Informationless Communication

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In this chapter I present an outline of my approach to communication and information, which is based on a previous cognitive model (Vilarroya 2002). According to this approach, the cognitive system parses its experiences in units. Units of experience are spatio-temporal units with boundaries, normally integrated by coherent sequences of events spatially, causally or thematically related. In this framework, the meaning of a word corresponds to the network of units of experience in which the word is grounded. Accordingly, the reference of a word is an experience, and words should be understood as evocative, not symbolic. Hence, communication cannot be based on the transmission of a “thing”, but on the completion of an “act”: the evocation of the right network of experiences.

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  • Vilarroya, O.: The Dissolution of Mind. Rodopi, Amsterdam (2002)

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Vilarroya, Ò. (2013). An Experientially-Based Informationless Communication. In: Massip-Bonet, À., Bastardas-Boada, A. (eds) Complexity Perspectives on Language, Communication and Society. Understanding Complex Systems. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32817-6_5

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