Augusto Ponzio

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As stated in the previous lecture, if we do not take into account Baktins's global (see his notion of 'big experience') and biosemiotic view towards the complex and intricate life of signs, we will not understand the role in his work of the relation between 'dialogism' and 'carnivalesque'. The latter is formulated in Bakhtin's study on Rabelais and then(More)
According to the approach developed by Thomas A. Sebeok (1921–2001) and his ‘global semiotics,’ semiosis and life converge. This leads to his cardinal axiom: ‘semiosis is the criterial attribute of life.’ His global approach to sign life presupposes his critique of anthropocentrism and glottocentrism. Global semiotics is open to zoosemiotics, indeed, even(More)
With this essay the authors project global semiotics into the domain of ethics, or more properly what they propose to call ‘semioethics’, as they explore the priorities of semiotics today. Thanks to its biosemiosic bias, semiotics as it is now practiced internationally, that is, in conjunction with the sciences of culture together with the sciences of(More)
The notions of ‘modeling’ and ‘interrelation’ play a pivotal role in Sebeok’s biosemiotics. In dialogue with Thomas A. Sebeok’s doctrine of signs, we propose to inquire into the action of modeling and interrelation in biosemiosis over the planet Earth, developing the concept of interrelation in terms of ‘dialogism’. Indeed, in the light of Sebeok’s(More)
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