Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lies and the Lying Semioticians That Tell Them

I want you all to meditate what I'm currently meditating on:

A sign has three functions:
Signifying: ("dog" means a dog; and please, don't think too hard about that*)
Inference: (smoke is a sign that there is a fire happening nearby)

These are all related.

*The ambiguity of semantics is reflected in this entire entry

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