from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The science that deals with signs or sign language.
- n. The use of signs in signaling, as with a semaphore.
- n. Symptomatology.
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- n. Semiotics, the study of signs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The logical theory of signs, of the conditions of their fulfilling their functions, of their chief kinds, etc.
- n. The use of gestures to express thought.
- n. The sum of scientific knowledge concerning morbid symptoms and their pathological significance; symptomatology; semiotics.
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- n. (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
The name derives from the word "semiology," the study of signs and symbols.
This "semiology" always has been, I think, flirting on the edge of a mysticism that comes both from an American inclination towards transcendentalism and the impossible to calculate influence of Ludwig Wittgenstein on subsequent philosophers of language working in the same philosophical tradition of British Empiricism where he and his students did most of their work.
I wonder if this verbal torture is something to do with Gervais having studied philosophy for three years; perhaps he took courses in semantics and semiology while he was at it.
To this end the specialized science of domination is broken down into further specialties such as sociology, applied psychology, cybernetics, and semiology, which oversee the self-regulation of every phase of the process.
As is the practice in C-semiology, it takes geometry in its configurational sense and makes its productive use in mind modeling.
It flows from the vision of C-semiology Rangial 2000, 2008, which holds that every act, fact, concept, percept, typology gets created to participate in life, as it is sourced through civilization.
I have no desire to get too involved in the mathematics of that but in true French style, prefer to look at the semiology of it all.
Is it possible to "accurately represent" any doctrine in the post-modern scenario entailing semiology and hermeneutics?
I do not mean that semiology could account for all these aspects of research equally well: they have different contents.
Now to postulate a signification is to have recourse to semiology.