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Sign, World, and Being

Sign, World, and Being 277 Sign, World, and Being Carlo Sini, Passare il segno: semiotica, cosmologia, technica Milan: II Saggiatore, 1981. 340 pages. Professor Carlo Sini, who holds the chair of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Milan and who is one of the best-known philosophers in Italy today, has here crowned his already numerous books on Husserl, Heidegger, Whitehead and Peirce with a major work on semiotics, cosmology, and technology. The richness of the topics indicated in the title of the book in no way detracts from its unity, which is a concentrated reflection on the meaning of signs. The work does, in fact, require various levels of reading and interrelated strategies of interpretation insofar as Professor Sini brings together various questions arising from the interface of semiotics and hermeneutics, that is, questions about signs and their interpretation. The first part of the work (" Semiotics") is, in my estimation, the basic one. It unfolds by questioning "the place of the word" and by rethinking the problem of hermeneutics, specifically what Heidegger calls the "hermeneutical circle," from the viewpoint of semiotics. Sini emphasizes (p. 28) that the hermeneutical circle in essence shows how we must have already interpreted in order to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Sign, World, and Being

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 14 (1): 277 – Jan 1, 1984

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Brill
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© 1984 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
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10.1163/156916484X00150
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277 Sign, World, and Being Carlo Sini, Passare il segno: semiotica, cosmologia, technica Milan: II Saggiatore, 1981. 340 pages. Professor Carlo Sini, who holds the chair of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Milan and who is one of the best-known philosophers in Italy today, has here crowned his already numerous books on Husserl, Heidegger, Whitehead and Peirce with a major work on semiotics, cosmology, and technology. The richness of the topics indicated in the title of the book in no way detracts from its unity, which is a concentrated reflection on the meaning of signs. The work does, in fact, require various levels of reading and interrelated strategies of interpretation insofar as Professor Sini brings together various questions arising from the interface of semiotics and hermeneutics, that is, questions about signs and their interpretation. The first part of the work (" Semiotics") is, in my estimation, the basic one. It unfolds by questioning "the place of the word" and by rethinking the problem of hermeneutics, specifically what Heidegger calls the "hermeneutical circle," from the viewpoint of semiotics. Sini emphasizes (p. 28) that the hermeneutical circle in essence shows how we must have already interpreted in order to

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Published: Jan 1, 1984

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