Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Chumbley, Robert (2000). The Synonymous Nature and communal Function of Peirce's Ground, Immediate Object and Meaning: Three Abductions
Argues that the triad ground/immediate object/meaning offers a clearer resonance with the texts of Charles S. Peirce and opens more surely on the great theme of community. Texts wherein immediate object, ground and meaning seem to be synonymous; Examination of the three texts that Eco uses to support his equivalence between ground, meaning and interpretant; Abductions which lead to the assertion that the triad can be viewed as the basis for a communal semiotic.
News | Posted 05/01/2017
CFP: Eco and Pragmatism
EJPAP X, 1, 2018 – CALL FOR PAPERS
ECO AND PRAGMATISM
EJPAP shall devote a special issue of the journal to Umberto Eco’s pragmatism.
As is known, the relation with Pragmatism was at the core of Eco’s aesthetics, semiotics, epistemology, and it was also a pivotal feature of his theory of culture as developed in over fifty years of philosophical and non-philosophical work.
Eco’s philosophy and semiotics were inspired by C.S. Peirce’s pragmatism, and his theoretical debts to Peirce are scattered throughout his work. Moreover, his entire theoretical production shows an unequivocal pragmatist mark, and many of his considerations on meaning, text, and interpretation have recognizable pragmatist outcomes.
Therefore, EJPAP welcomes the submission of papers dealing with the following topics:
– Eco, Peirce, and Pragmatism
– Aesthetics and Pragmatism
– Interpretation, Action, and Cognition
– Textuality, Translation, and Interpretation
– Pragmatist philosophy and novels
Papers submission deadline: 20/08/2017. Acceptance will be notified by 20/09/2017.
News | Posted 20/02/2016
Umberto Eco (1932-2016)
The renowned Italian philosopher, semiotician, novelist, essayist, and literary critic Umberto Eco died on February 19, 2016. Eco was also an eminent Peirce scholar, and served as the president of the Charles S. Peirce Society in 2001. To commemorate Eco's work in Peirce research, his 1981 article "Peirce's Analysis of Meaning" (full text attached) has been added to the Commens Bibliography.
Keywords: Umberto Eco
Article in Journal | Posted 06/10/2015
Proni, Giampaolo (2015). Umberto Eco and Charles Peirce: A slow and respectful convergence
The aim of the essay is to link Eco's theory of the Encyclopedia as regulative hypothesis with his theory of interpretation, by evidencing the intrinsic dynamic character of the encyclopedic model. Eco adopts Peirce's view of semiosis as a flow of interpretants, but the notion of semantic model is not to be found in the work of the American. Eco is thus attracted by the challenge of combining the process-based model of interpretation and the formal model of semantic system. The attempt meets with some difficulties due to the difference between the two approaches. Yet, it is argued that this attempt opens a fascinating landscape to future research.