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Semiotics 1998

C.W. Spinks and John Deely

Over the past twenty years, the annual meetings of the Semiotic Society of America have tracked the growth and development of modern sign theory in American scholarship. Since 1981, the published proceedings of SSA meetings have included representative semiotic work from a wide range of disciplines and every extant «system» of semiotic thought. The papers have especially represented some of the leading intellectual descendants of C.S. Peirce and Ferdinand de Saussure in the United States and Canada. On this ground, the series remains the primary record of North American contributions to sign perspectives, embracing world-wide philosophical, literary, and scientific bases for a 21st-century «doctrine of signs». The proceedings project has consistently pursued excellent scholarship, representative diversity, and quality production. With publication of Semiotics 1998, general editor John Deely and the Semiotic Society continue the record of «representing» American semiotics. The SSA also plan to incorporate more voices from Mexico in an effort to achieve a comprehensive North American «semiotic» which is strongly linked to practical and theoretical developments across the world.
Contents: Rebecca Dalvesco: Richard Buckminster Fuller's Artifacts and Texts as Precursors of the Age of Artificial Intelligence: A Semiosic Inquiry - Christian B. Keller: More Than Child's Play: War Toys in The Modern World - W. Porter McRoberts and Robert C. Sears: Black Latex Tool of Transcendence, Artifact of Auscultation: Meditations on the Iconography of the Stethoscope - Claire McElveen Pearson and Charls Pearson: The Religious Communication of Stained glass Windows: Implications for Theology and Semiotic Theory - Inna Semetsky: Tarot Semiotics as Cartography of Events - Jackson Barry: Improv and Index: A Semiotics of Improvisations in Acting - Vincent Colapietro: Symbols and the Evolution of Mind: Susanne Langer's Final Bequest to Semiotics - Cristina Farronato: The Theory of Abduction and The Name of the Rose - Elzbieta T. Kazmierczak: In a Vicious Circle of Codependency: the Artist as Trickster - Vic Cifarelli: Abduction, Generalization, and Abstraction in Mathematical Problem Solving - Ana Marostica: Semiotic Trees And Classifications for Inductive Learning Systems - Frank Nuessel: The Computational Model of Linguistic Theory - Charls Pearson: The Theory of Operational Semiotics - Adalira Sáenz Ludlow: Symbolic Activity in Mathematics Classrooms: A Semiotic Perspective - Yanjie Zhao: An Investigation into Contemporary Mathematical Language - John Deely: Physiosemiosis and Semiotics - A.J. Pollard and Adam Vile: Power Structures On The Internet: Patterns of Social Control in Newsgroups - Sid Sondergard: When Lines Get Crossed: Cyberphobia, Cyberphilia and Technoerotica in Tetsuo: The Iron Man - Denis J. Brion: The Louise Woodward Jury and the Genesis of Truth - Martha B. Scott: Abduction and Passion in Judicial Decision-Making - Nina Corazzo: Signs of Sin and Nineteenth Century Constructions of Masculinity: François-Edouard Cibot's The Fallen Angels (Les Anges Dechus), 1833 - Angela M. Leonard: The Instability and Invention of Racial Categories in the Haverhill Gazette (MA), 1824-1827 - Phyllis Passariello: Heaven's Doorbell: Contemporary Miracles in The Americas - Ramona Ralston: Signs of Science and the Sublime in Bartram's Travels: Subverting the Colonialist Agenda - Scott Simpkins: White Semiotics: Austen's The Watsons and the Performance of Caucasianality - Gila Safran-Naveh: The City as Text and Textuality in Calvino's «Cities and Signs» - Elleanor Donnely and LuAnne Lilly: The Self Intact and the Self Afflicted: A Case Study - Henry M. Lee and Charls Pearson: A Semiotic Comparison of the Postmodern Theology of Charles Peirce, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and Paul Tillich - William Pencak: Women and Their Bodies in Herodotus' Histories.