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    Peirce, Signs, and Meaning.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.
    C.S. Peirce, the founder of pragmatism, was an American philosopher and mathematician whose influence has been enormous on the field of semiotics. Merrell uses Pierce's theories to reply to the all-important question: "What and where is meaning?".
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    Signs Grow: Semiosis and Life Processes.Floyd Merrell - 1996 - Heritage.
    Spreads a single umbrella over life processes and sign processes in general, fusing such customary distinctions as life and non- life, mind and matter, self and other, being and becoming, and the discrete and the continuous. Among the chapter titles are The Time of the Mind-Sign, A Pluralist Semiotic Universe, and Chance and Legacy. Concludes that everything is a sign. Canadian card order number: C96-930014-X. Paper edition, $24.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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  3. Semiosis and Pragmatism: Toward a Dynamic Concept of Meaning.João Queiroz & Floyd Merrell - 2006 - Sign Systems Studies 34 (1):37-66.
    Philosophers and social scientists of diverse orientations have suggested that the pragmatics of semiosis is germane to a dynamic account of meaning as process. Semiosis, the central focus of C. S. Peirce's pragmatic philosophy, may hold a key to perennial problems regarding meaning. Indeed, Peirce's thought should be deemed seminal when placed within the cognitive sciences, especially with respect to his concept of the sign. According to Peirce's pragmatic model, semiosis is a triadic, time-bound, context-sensitive, interpreter-dependent, materially extended dynamic process. (...)
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    Peirce's Semiotics Now: A Primer.Floyd Merrell - 1995 - Canadian Scholars' Press.
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    Сходство.Floyd Merrell - 2010 - Sign Systems Studies 38 (1/4):128-129.
    Three premises set the stage for a Peirce based notion of resemblance, which, as Firstness, cannot be more than vaguely distinguished from Secondnessand Thirdness. Inclusion of Firstness with, and within, Secondness and Thirdness, calls for a nonbivalent, nonlinear, context dependent mode of thinkingcharacteristic of semiosis — that is, the process by which everything is always becoming something other than what it was becoming — and at the same time itincludes linear, bivalent classical logic as a subset. Certain aspects of the (...)
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    Semiosis in the Postmodern Age.Floyd Merrell - 1995 - Purdue University Press.
    "Who are we to suppose we are capable of comprehending the world of which we are a part, and what is the world to suppose it can be understood by us, minuscule and insignificant spatiotemporal warps contained within it?" This provocative question opens Floyd Merrell's study of postmodernism and the thought of Charles Sanders Peirce, part of the author's ongoing effort to understand our contemporary cultural and intellectual environment. The specific focus in this interdisciplinary study is the modernism/postmodernism dichotomy and (...)
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    Semiosis and Pragmatism: Toward a Dynamic Concept of Meaning.João Queiroz & Floyd Merrell - 2006 - Sign Systems Studies 34 (1):37-64.
    Philosophers and social scientists of diverse orientations have suggested that the pragmatics of semiosis is germane to a dynamic account of meaning as process. Semiosis, the central focus of C. S. Peirce’s pragmatic philosophy, may hold a key to perennial problems regarding meaning. Indeed, Peirce’s thought should be deemed seminal when placed within the cognitive sciences, especially with respect to his concept of the sign. According to Peirce’s pragmatic model, semiosis is a triadic, time-bound, context-sensitive, interpreter-dependent, materially extended dynamic process. (...)
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    Semiosis and Pragmatism: Toward a Dynamic Concept of Meaning.João Queiroz & Floyd Merrell - 2006 - Sign Systems Studies 34 (1):37-64.
    Philosophers and social scientists of diverse orientations have suggested that the pragmatics of semiosis is germane to a dynamic account of meaning as process. Semiosis, the central focus of C. S. Peirce’s pragmatic philosophy, may hold a key to perennial problems regarding meaning. Indeed, Peirce’s thought should be deemed seminal when placed within the cognitive sciences, especially with respect to his concept of the sign. According to Peirce’s pragmatic model, semiosis is a triadic, time-bound, context-sensitive, interpreter-dependent, materially extended dynamic process. (...)
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  9. Creation: Algorithmic, Organicist, or Emergent Metaphorical Process?Floyd Merrell - 2006 - Semiotica 2006 (161):119-146.
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    Abduction: Between Subjectivity and Objectivity.João Queiroz & Floyd Merrell - 2005 - Semiotica 2005 (153 - 1/4):1-8.
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  11. Signs Becoming Signs: Our Perfusive, Pervasive Universe.Floyd MERRELL - 1991
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  12. Sign, Textuality, World.Floyd Merrell - 1994 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 30 (2):456-460.
     
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    Thought-Signs, Sign-Events.Floyd Merrell - 1991 - Semiotica 87 (1-2):1-58.
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    Simplicity and Complexity: Pondering Literature, Science, and Painting.Floyd Merrell - 1998
    A fascinating exploration of the connections among science, art, and literature.
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  15. On Peirce’s Pragmatic Notion of Semiosis—A Contribution for the Design of Meaning Machines.João Queiroz & Floyd Merrell - 2009 - Minds and Machines 19 (1):129-143.
    How to model meaning processes (semiosis) in artificial semiotic systems? Once all computer simulation becomes tantamount to theoretical simulation, involving epistemological metaphors of world versions, the selection and choice of models will dramatically compromise the nature of all work involving simulation. According to the pragmatic Peircean based approach, semiosis is an interpreter-dependent process that cannot be dissociated from the notion of a situated (and actively distributed) communicational agent. Our approach centers on the consideration of relevant properties and aspects of Peirce’s (...)
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    Distinctly Human Umwelt?Floyd Merrell - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134).
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  17. On Bifurcating Semiosis: Or, How to Stop Worrying About Those Elusive Signs and Learn to Live with Them.Floyd Merrell - 1994 - Semiotica 99 (1-2):101-126.
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  18. Is the Semiosic Sphere's Center Everywhere and its Circumference Nowhere?Floyd Merrell - 2008 - Semiotica 2008 (169):269-300.
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  19. As Signs Grow, so Life Goes.Floyd Merrell - forthcoming - Biosemiotics. A Semiotic Web 1991.
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    Sign, Mind, Time, Space: Contradictory Complementary Coalescence.Floyd Merrell - 2009 - Semiotica 2009 (177):29-116.
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    Toward a Concept of Pluralistic, Inter-Relational Semiosis.Floyd Merrell - 2007 - Sign Systems Studies 35 (1-2):9-68.
    Brief consideration of (1) Peirce’s ‘logic of vagueness’, (2) his categories, and (3) the concepts of overdetermination and underdetermination, vagueness and generality, and inconsistency and incompleteness, along with (4) the abrogation of classical Aristotelian principles of logic, bear out the complexity of all relatively rich sign systems. Given this complexity, there is semiotic indeterminacy, which suggests sign limitations, and at the same time it promises semiotic freedom, giving rise to sign proliferation the yield of which is pluralistic, inter-relational semiosis. This (...)
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  22. Tasking Textuality.Floyd Merrell - 2000 - Peter Lang.
    This study begins with a meditation on Michel Foucault's small book on Rene Magritte's painting, Ceci n'est pas une pipe. It then proceeds to a critique of the notion of textuality and the twentieth century obsession with language.
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    Unthinking Thinking: Jorge Luis Borges, Mathematics, and the New Physics.Floyd Merrell - 1991 - Purdue University Press.
    This authoritative study explores the scientific and mathematical cultural milieu that patterns much of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges's narrative design. Although criticism of Borges's fiction and essays has long emphasized philosophical traditions, Merrell expands the context of this interrogation of traditions by revealing how early twentieth-century and contemporary mathematics and physics also participated in a similar exploration. Topics treated include the semiotic flows of paradox and contradiction, the patterns of infinities, the limits of natural and mathematical languages, and (...)
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  24. Structuralism and Beyond: A Critique of Presuppositions.Floyd Merrell - 1975 - Diogenes 23 (92):67-103.
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    Entangling Forms: Within Semiosic Processes.Floyd Merrell - 2010 - De Gruyter Mouton.
    The volume draws from Charles S. Peirce's pragmatic philosophy, contemporary arts and sciences, and Buddhist philosophy in developing the concepts of interconnectedness, self-organization, and co-participation of the knowing subject with respect to contradictory, complementary coalescence. Contradictions can be complementarily, although vaguely and ambiguously, resolved by mediation through coalescent processes, which place Peirce's notion of semiosis in a contemporary, interdisciplinary context. This series focuses on the state of contemporary semiotics and its current applications. Each volume in the series places its topic (...)
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    Abduction is Never Alone.Floyd Merrell - 2004 - Semiotica 2004 (148).
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    Peirce, and Bohm's Quantum Universe.Floyd Merrell - 1986 - Semiotics:434-442.
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    Semiosic Undertows: The Mexican Scene as Signs of Our Time.Floyd Merrell - 2001 - American Journal of Semiotics 17 (2):31-70.
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    Resemblance: From a Complementarity Point of View?Floyd Merrell - 2010 - Sign Systems Studies 38 (1/4):91-128.
    Three premises set the stage for a Peirce based notion of resemblance, which, as Firstness, cannot be more than vaguely distinguished from Secondnessand Thirdness. Inclusion of Firstness with, and within, Secondness and Thirdness, calls for a nonbivalent, nonlinear, context dependent mode of thinkingcharacteristic of semiosis — that is, the process by which everything is always becoming something other than what it was becoming — and at the same time itincludes linear, bivalent classical logic as a subset. Certain aspects of the (...)
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  30. Contents.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. University of Toronto Press.
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  31. 9. Caught Within.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. University of Toronto Press. pp. 188-206.
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  32. History: The Semiotic Web 1990 (= Approaches to Semiotics 100). Berlin: Mouton Dc Gruyter, 1991.Floyd Merrell - 1993 - Semiotica 95:107.
     
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  33. 11. How We Can Go Wrong.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. University of Toronto Press. pp. 230-244.
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  34. Index.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. University of Toronto Press. pp. 373-384.
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  35. Preamble: Is Meaning Possible Within Indefinite Semiosis.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. University of Toronto Press. pp. 1-22.
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  36. 15. Putting the Body Back in the Sign.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. University of Toronto Press. pp. 315-342.
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  37. References.Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. University of Toronto Press. pp. 353-372.
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  38. 12. Rules Are There to Be Broken?Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. University of Toronto Press. pp. 245-272.
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  39. 3. Thought-Signs: Jungle or Wasteland?Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. University of Toronto Press. pp. 71-97.
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  40. 5. The Sign: Mirror or Lamp?Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. University of Toronto Press. pp. 118-130.
  41. 6. Whither Meaning, Then?Floyd Merrell - 1997 - In Peirce, Signs, and Meaning. University of Toronto Press. pp. 133-144.
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  42. Web, Weave, or Fabric?Floyd Merrell - 1990 - Semiotica 81 (1/2):93-133.
     
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    Resemblance: From a Complementarity Point of View?Floyd Merrell - 2010 - Sign Systems Studies 38 (1/4):91-128.
    Three premises set the stage for a Peirce based notion of resemblance, which, as Firstness, cannot be more than vaguely distinguished from Secondnessand Thirdness. Inclusion of Firstness with, and within, Secondness and Thirdness, calls for a nonbivalent, nonlinear, context dependent mode of thinkingcharacteristic of semiosis — that is, the process by which everything is always becoming something other than what it was becoming — and at the same time itincludes linear, bivalent classical logic as a subset. Certain aspects of the (...)
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    Fiction, Fact, Phalanx, PhantasmFictional Worlds. [REVIEW]Floyd Merrell & Thomas G. Pavel - 1989 - Diacritics 19 (1):2.
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    Life Before Matter, Possible Signification Before Tangible Signs: Towards a Mediating View.Floyd Merrell - 2008 - Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 4 (1-2):99-112.
    Life is a creative response to creative nature. This notion heeds Norm Hirstrsquo;s call, by way of Robert Rosen, that life as creativity follows a lsquo;logicrsquo; that is radically distinct from classical logical principles. This alternate lsquo;logicrsquo; of creative life follows differentiating Identity and Included-Middle Principles. Charles S. Peircersquo;s process philosophy and his concept of the sign, offer a sense of the nonlinear, nonmechanistic, creative emergence of signs and life through possibly possible signification and living forms as illustrated by means (...)
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    The 2005 Thomas A. Sebeok Fellow Address.Floyd Merrell - 2006 - American Journal of Semiotics 22 (1/4):1-2.
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    Семиозис и прагматизм: К динамическому понятию значения. Резюме.João Queiroz & Floyd Merrell - 2006 - Sign Systems Studies 34 (1):64-64.
    Philosophers and social scientists of diverse orientations have suggested that the pragmatics of semiosis is germane to a dynamic account of meaning as process. Semiosis, the central focus of C. S. Peirce’s pragmatic philosophy, may hold a key to perennial problems regarding meaning. Indeed, Peirce’s thought should be deemed seminal when placed within the cognitive sciences, especially with respect to his concept of the sign. According to Peirce’s pragmatic model, semiosis is a triadic, time-bound, context-sensitive, interpreter-dependent, materially extended dynamic process. (...)
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    Deconstruction Meets a Mathematician.Floyd Merrell - 1984 - American Journal of Semiotics 2 (4):125-152.
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    Chewing Gum, Ambulating, and Signing, All at the Same Time: Or, The Magical Number Three.Floyd Merrell - 2006 - American Journal of Semiotics 22 (1/4):3-26.
    The nature of the Peircean sign is considered in light of a nonlinear, complemented, context dependent lattice, with particular focus on how the lattice: reveals the function of distinctions between signs, supports Peirce’s triadic notion of semiosis, models the notion of signs incessantly becoming other signs, takes its leave of classical logical principles, and accounts for the emergenceof novelty — spontaneous, fresh, unique signs.
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    Minimal Conditions for a General Semiotic Theory of Texts.Floyd Merrell - 1985 - Semiotics:454-463.
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