Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Ontology and Semiotics: Educating in Values

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_31



This entry brings together the philosophies of Charles S. Peirce, John Dewey, and Gilles Deleuze, crossing over the continental and pragmatic divide to demonstrate their analogous approach to the action of signs in the world. They conceived of philosophy as proto-science, naturalphilosophy; yet embedded in cultural life and human experiences. This relation between nature and culture, traversing the Cartesian schism, is a province of semiotics, the study of signs. Genuine signs have a triadic structure and conform to the a-signifying logic of included middle. Further, the article discusses reality according to Sir Roger Penrose (who is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Oxford) positing it as having a semiotic structure where matter and spirit, body and mind are not dualistic categories but form one organic...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Edusemiotic StudiesMelbourneAustralia