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Ecstatic naturalism : signs of the world / Robert S. Corrington.

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Subject: Semiotics.
Philosophy of nature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0585001170
  • ISBN: 9780585001173
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 218 pages).
  • Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1994.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-213) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword: Natura Naturans and Natura Naturata / John Deely -- 1. Ecstatic Naturalism. The Four Naturalisms. The Chora, Death, and Transfiguration. Beyond Language. Positioning, Repositioning, and Depositioning. The Unconscious of Nature. Spirit, Negativity, and Semiosis. The Consummation of Naturalism -- 2. Infinite Semiosis. The Prospective and the Not Yet. First Dimension of Signification: Local and Regional Traits. Second Dimension of Signification: Serial Intersection. Third Dimension of Signification: Temporality, Introspection, and Intersubjectivity. Fourth Dimension of Signification: World Semiosis and the Spirit. Fifth Dimension of Signification: Signs, Traces, and Nature's Unconscious. Sixth Dimension of Signification: The Postsemiotic and the Return of the Positive -- 3. Betweenness. The Self-Giving Ground. Between Nature Naturing and Nature Natured: Emptying. Between the Chora and World Semiosis: Denial. Between the Open Infinite and the Processive Infinite: Enabling.
Summary: Semiotic theory, which has restricted its focus largely to human forms of signification, is transformed by Robert S. Corrington into a semiotics of nature itself. Corrington situates the divide between "nature naturing" and "nature natured" within the context of classical American pragmaticism and postmodern psychoanalysis. At the heart of this new metaphysics is an insistence that all signs participate in larger orders of meaning that are natural and religious. Meanings embodied in nature point beyond nature to the mystery inherent in positioned codes and signs.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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