The extensions of man revisited: From primary to tertiary embodiment

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"Taking my point of departure in classical embodiment theories stemming from the phenomenological tradition, I have discussed tertiary embodiment, characteristic of certain types of signs, such as pictures and writing, as a particular stage of development in the phylogeny and ontogeny of human beings. In so doing, I have singled out the sign function as an indirect access to signification in opposition to the more direct experience of signification in the Lifeworld, also known as the world of ecological physics. Indeed, another purpose of the essay has been to outline the way in which the semiotic function, the general faculty for conceiving signs, emerges out of one kind of embodiment and constitutes a requirement for attaining another one."


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  • Languages and Literature


  • reification, body, semiotics, meaning, embodiment, sign, writing, picture
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmbodiment in Cognition and Culture
EditorsJohn Michael Krois, Mats Rosengren, Angela Steidele, Dirk Westerkamp
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN (Print)978 90 272 5207 4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch

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