Meaning making from life to language:The Semiotic Hierarchy and phenomenology

  title={Meaning making from life to language:The Semiotic Hierarchy and phenomenology},
  author={Jordan Zlatev},
  journal={Cognitive Semiotics},
  • J. Zlatev
  • Published 1 May 2018
  • Philosophy
  • Cognitive Semiotics
Abstract The paper rethinks a proposal for a unified cognitive semiotic framework, The Semiotic Hierarchy, in explicitly phenomenological terms, following above all the work of Merleau-Ponty. The main changes to the earlier formulation of the theory are the following. First, the claim that a general concept of meaning can be understood as the value-based relationship between the subject and the world is shown to correspond to the most fundamental concept of phenomenology: intentionality… 

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