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Semiosis is cognitive niche construction

Pedro Atã / João Queiroz
Published Online: 2019-03-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sem-2018-0092


Here we describe Peircean post-1903 semiosis as a processualist conception of meaning, and relate it to contemporary active externalism in Philosophy of Cognitive Science, especially through the notion of cognitive niche construction. In particular, we shall consider the possibility of integrating (a) the understanding of “semiosis as process” within Peirce’s mature semiotics with (b) an elaboration of the concept of cognitive niche from the point of view of niche construction theory and process biology research.

Keywords: semiosis; cognitive niche construction; process philosophy, C. S. Peirce


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