From: William Benzon (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 23 May 2003 - 15:19:12 GMT
on 5/23/03 9:50 AM, Gudmundur Ingi Markusson at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> (GIM) I agree. The assumption that information simply resides in books or
> otherwise, waiting to be incorporated by hosts, which seems to be taken for
> granted in much memetic discussion, is misguided. Here I think Peirce is
> useful. In the light of his semiosis concept, information is not a dyadic
> relation, a carrier carrying something (signifier incorporating a signified),
> but a triadic relation, where information arises only when a subject
> interprets a signifier (sign-vehicle).
All of which is to say that mentalist memetics gets tripped up on a point
that linguists and semioticians have understood for a century or so.
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