Semeiotic completeness in the theory of signs

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Abstract

Peirce aspired for the completeness of his logic cum the theory of signs in his 1903 Lowell Lectures and other late manuscripts. Semeiotic completeness states that everything that is a consequence in logical critic is derivable in speculative grammar. The present paper exposes the reasons why Peirce would fall short of establishing semeiotic completeness and thus why he would not continue seeking a perfect match between the theories of grammar and critic. Some alternative notions are then proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-257
Number of pages21
JournalSemiotica
Volume2019
Issue number228
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • categoricity
  • completeness
  • logic
  • Peirce
  • theory of signs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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