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Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique

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Semiotic error in Roentgen diagnosis

Robert M. Cantor
Published Online: 2005-07-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/semi.2005.2005.154-1-4.1


After defining the concept of error as it applies to Roentgen semiotics, we present a typology of the sources of semiotic error in clinical practice. It is a typology based on clinical observation, with the Peircean Categories and the triadic structure of Roentgen signs as organizing principles. This is followed by a review of a general psychological typology of the sources of human error (after James Reason). We conclude with the demonstration of a Category preserving correspondence between psychologic and semiotic sources of error. Thus, independently derived and empirically based typologies of psychologic and semiotic error are shown to have the same categorical structure (i.e., the same basis in thought).

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Published Online: 2005-07-27

Published in Print: 2005-04-20

Citation Information: Semiotica, ISSN (Online) 1613-3692, ISSN (Print) 0037-1998, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/semi.2005.2005.154-1-4.1. Export Citation

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