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Semiotica

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

Editor-in-Chief: Danesi, Marcel


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Volume 2009, Issue 174

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The semiosis of stone: A “rocky” rereading of Samuel Taylor Coleridge through Charles Sanders Peirce

W. John Coletta / Dometa Wiegand / Michael C. Haley
Published Online: 2009-04-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/semi.2009.029

Abstract

We present several existential-like graphs and models of the ontological links found along a continuum from physiosemiosis to anthroposemiosis. Our models derive from our rereading of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's theories of the symbol and of his notion of the “outness” of mind in terms of Charles Sanders Peirce's “semeiotic,” a rereading by which we introduce an ecocritical and pansemiotic mode of literary ecology called Renewable Historicism and argue for a new, distributed understanding of intentionality, one that connects the self-organization of rocks in the lithosphere to that phenomenon whereby inanimate objects (such as rocks) get themselves transformed into human objectives.

Keywords:: Peirce; Coleridge; biosemiotics; physiosemiotics; semiosis; intentionality

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Published Online: 2009-04-02

Published in Print: 2009-04-01


Citation Information: Semiotica, Volume 2009, Issue 174, Pages 69–143, ISSN (Online) 1613-3692, ISSN (Print) 0037-1998, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/semi.2009.029.

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