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On Peirce's diagrammatic models for ten classes of signs

  • Priscila Lena Farias

    Priscila Farias (b. 1964) is a professor at University of São Paulo 〈prifarias@usp.br〉. Her research interests include design, semiotics, and typography. Her publications include “Letters and cities: Reading the urban environment with the help of perception theories” (2009); “Architectonic epigraphs: details that tell a bigger story” (2012); and “São Paulo City epigraphic archive: Construction steps and procedures” (2013).

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    and João Queiroz

    João Queiroz (b. 1963) is an associate professor at Federal University of Juiz de Fora 〈queirozj@pq.cnpq.br〉. His research interests include biosemiotics, Peirce's philosophy, cognitive science, and intermediality and intersemiotic translation. His publications include “Information and semiosis in living systems: A semiotic approach” (with C. Emmeche & C. El-Hani, 2010); “Advances in modeling adaptive and cognitive systems” (with A. Loula, 2010); and “Modeling intersemiotic translation: Notes toward a peircean approach” (with D. Aguiar, 2010).

From the journal Semiotica

Abstract

The classifications of signs are among the most important topics of Peirce's theory of signs. The 10 classes of signs were developed from 1903 and represent an important refinement of the fundamental division of signs into icons, indexes, and symbols. In this paper we present two diagrammatic models for 10 classes, proposed by Peirce, and an interpretation of the reasoning behind their development, based on the analysis of preparatory versions of these models.

About the authors

Priscila Lena Farias

Priscila Farias (b. 1964) is a professor at University of São Paulo 〈prifarias@usp.br〉. Her research interests include design, semiotics, and typography. Her publications include “Letters and cities: Reading the urban environment with the help of perception theories” (2009); “Architectonic epigraphs: details that tell a bigger story” (2012); and “São Paulo City epigraphic archive: Construction steps and procedures” (2013).

João Queiroz

João Queiroz (b. 1963) is an associate professor at Federal University of Juiz de Fora 〈queirozj@pq.cnpq.br〉. His research interests include biosemiotics, Peirce's philosophy, cognitive science, and intermediality and intersemiotic translation. His publications include “Information and semiosis in living systems: A semiotic approach” (with C. Emmeche & C. El-Hani, 2010); “Advances in modeling adaptive and cognitive systems” (with A. Loula, 2010); and “Modeling intersemiotic translation: Notes toward a peircean approach” (with D. Aguiar, 2010).

Published Online: 2014-10-1
Published in Print: 2014-10-1

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