C. S. Peirce’s Semiotic Answer to the Riddle of Consciousness

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A scientific explanation of consciousness that is not partially based on
phenomenology seems logically impossible. C.S. Peirce’s pragmaticist
semiotics attempts to bridge the gap between natural sciences and
humanities by combining a phenomenological approach with an evolutionary
and realistic understanding of nature and society in the development of a new
transdisicplinary and evolutionary theory of meaning and logic in a semiotic
theory of mind and consciousness. Though a contributor to the development
of modern logic and science Peirce, through inventing a semiotics that
embraced phenomenology, tried to heal the split between empirical science
and phenomenology
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventDansk Filosofisk Selskabs Årsmøde 2017: Retfærdighed - Danmarks Institut for Pædagogik og Udannelse (DPU), Århus Universitet, København, Denmark
Duration: 3 Mar 20174 Mar 2017

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Annual MeetingDansk Filosofisk Selskabs Årsmøde 2017
LocationDanmarks Institut for Pædagogik og Udannelse (DPU), Århus Universitet
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Brier, S. (2017). C. S. Peirce’s Semiotic Answer to the Riddle of Consciousness. Abstract from Dansk Filosofisk Selskabs Årsmøde 2017, København, Denmark.