The ‘Semiotic Self’: From Peirce and Mead to Wiley and Singer

  title={The ‘Semiotic Self’: From Peirce and Mead to Wiley and Singer},
  author={J. I. Bakker},
  journal={The American Sociologist},
  • J. I. Bakker
  • Published 31 May 2011
  • Psychology
  • The American Sociologist
Norbert Wiley (1994) provides a synthesis of Peirce’s and Mead’s views on the self. The Peirce-Mead ideal type model of the self involves the I and the me as well as the I and the you. Hence, at each moment we are a combined “me-I-you” in past, present and future. Milton Singer (1989) discovers the semiotic self through his anthropological research, but does not apply the concept as rigorously as one might hope. Peirce’s triadic epistemology and Pragmatism is explored to frame his contribution… 
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