Signs, Science, and Religion: A Biosemiotic Mediation

@inproceedings{Ostdiek2015SignsSA,
  title={Signs, Science, and Religion: A Biosemiotic Mediation},
  author={Gerald Ostdiek},
  year={2015}
}
Following on the pragmatic notion of belief as propensity to action, this essay argues that science, philosophy, and religion form a Peircian triad. As with all such triads, no single part ‘has’ ontological status – each is a process that exists only as a function of the other parts. And so, Religion represents the ‘reading’ that generates a mental map; Philosophy, checking such a ‘map’ against itself for functionality, consistency of signage, etc.; and Science, checking it against some actual… 
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