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Diagrammatic ImmanenceCategory Theory and Philosophy$
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Rocco "Gangle

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781474404174

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404174.001.0001

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Peirce and Semiotic Immanence

Peirce and Semiotic Immanence

(p.104) Chapter 3 Peirce and Semiotic Immanence
Diagrammatic Immanence

Rocco Gangle

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter introduces Peirce’s theory of semiotics in terms of his distinction between dyadic and triadic modes of signification. The triadic concept of the sign is then constructively developed in a three-stage theory of diagrammatic signification. The interpretation of semiotics via triadic relations is contrasted as a postmodern point of view with the dyadic and dualist modern approach of Cartesianism and Saussurean semiology.

Keywords:   Charles S. Peirce, Semiotics, Triadic relations, Saussure, Diagrammatic reasoning

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