Philosophy Department Colloquium

What Is Semeiotic and Why Is It Relevant?

Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen, PhD
Professor of Semiotics, University of Helsinki

Friday, February 1, 2013
2:30 pm
Sakamaki Hall C-308

A century ago, Charles Peirce completed the development of semeiotic, an architectonic theory of meaning and signification. After describing its basic elements – still routinely misunderstood or needlessly simplified in the literature – I will make a case for its utmost relevance for the sciences of the future that bear no two cultures.

Dr. Pietarinen, author of Signs of Logic: Peircean Themes on the Philosophy of Language, Games, and Communication (Springer, 2006), directs the Helsinki Peirce Research Centre at the University of Helsinki. His research interests include Logic, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science, History of Philosophy, Peirce & Pragmatism, and the Methodology of the Social Sciences. He is also Visiting Professor in the Centre for the Study of Language and Cognition, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, and in 2010-12 he was Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the Kyng Hee University, Seoul.

Everyone is welcome to attend. For disability access information, please call 956-8649.