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Why did semiotics develop as a discipline that concentrates on the concept of sign, and that sees and interprets the world through this concept? Why was the idea of a science that systematically studies signs welcome in a certain epoch of humanity, and why does it seem so abstruse to most nowadays? Should it be given up, like something that belongs to a remote, vanished past? Or is there something, in semiotics, that still offers answers that no other discipline can provide?
Keywords : conspiracy theories; contemporary episteme; deconstructionism; new realism; social purpose of semiotics
Published Online: 2015-11-13
Published in Print: 2015-11-1
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