On Sunday, June 23, 2013 9:07:08 AM UTC-4, Evgenii Rudnyi wrote: > > Soren Brier, Cybersemiotics: A New Foundation for Transdisciplinary > Theory of Information, Cognition, Meaningful Communication and the > Interaction Between Nature and Culture, INTEGRAL REVIEW, June 2013, Vol. > 9, No. 2, p. 220-263. > > > http://integral-review.org/documents/Brier,%20Cybersemiotics,%20Vol.%209,%20No.%202.pdf > > > "Cybersemiotics constructs a non-reductionist framework in order to > integrate third person knowledge from the exact sciences and the life > sciences with first person knowledge described as the qualities of > feeling in humanities and second person intersubjective knowledge of the > partly linguistic communicative interactions, on which the social and > cultural aspects of reality are based. The modern view of the universe > as made through evolution in irreversible time, forces us to view man as > a product of evolution and therefore an observer from inside the > universe. This changes the way we conceptualize the problem and the role > of consciousness in nature and culture. The theory of evolution forces > us to conceive the natural and social sciences as well as the humanities > together in one theoretical framework of unrestricted or absolute > naturalism, where consciousness as well as culture is part of nature. > But the theories of the phenomenological life world and the hermeneutics > of the meaning of communication seem to defy classical scientific > explanations. The humanities therefore send another insight the opposite > way down the evolutionary ladder, with questions like: What is the role > of consciousness, signs and meaning in the development of our knowledge > about evolution? Phenomenology and hermeneutics show the sciences that > their prerequisites are embodied living conscious beings imbued with > meaningful language and with a culture. One can see the world view that > emerges from the work of the sciences as a reconstruction back into time > of our present ecological and evolutionary selfunderstanding as semiotic > intersubjective conscious cultural and historical creatures, but unable > to handle the aspects of meaning and conscious awareness and therefore > leaving it out of the story. Cybersemiotics proposes to solve the > dualistic paradox by starting in the middle with semiotic cognition and > communication as a basic sort of reality in which all our knowledge is > created and then suggests that knowledge develops into four aspects of > human reality: Our surrounding nature described by the physical and > chemical natural sciences, our corporality described by the life > sciences such as biology and medicine, our inner world of subjective > experience described by phenomenologically based investigations and our > social world described by the social sciences. I call this alternative > model to the positivistic hierarchy the cybersemiotic star. The article > explains the new understanding of Wissenschaft that emerges from > Peirce’s and Luhmann’s conceptions." >
This was how I started - seeing semiotics as the bridge between mind and matter and therefore pattern as the fundamental feature of nature. The only problem that I have with it is that pattern ultimately in nothing without a capacity for pattern recognition, aka sense. Because we have sense, (or because we *are* sense) it is easy to take patterns for granted and not factor in our own capacity to render them as a coherent experience, but to be absolutely objective about the universe, we cannot overlook ourselves and our own privacy or reduce it to unconscious interactions. Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.