Current issues in pictorial semiotics. Lecture one: The Quadrature of the Hermeneutic Circle.

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The first lecture will present pictorial semiotics within the framework of general semiotic theory. It will construe semiotics as a particular point of view taken on everything which is human or, more generally, endowed with life, rather than simply the continuation of the mixed or separate doctrines due to Saussure and Peirce. The historical part will describe briefly the development of pictorial semiotics and the peculiarities of its different schools and traditions, following upon the somewhat premature founding gesture attributed to Barthes.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Languages and Literature


  • philosophy, semiotics, hermeneutics, rhetorics, cognitive science, archeology, history of pictorial semiotics, sciences, models, pictures, methods
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameSemiotics Institute Online

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