Universe of the Mind: A Semiotic Theory of Culture
Universe of the Mind addresses three main areas: meaning and text, culture, and history. The result is a full-scale attempt to demonstrate the workings of the semiotic space or intellectual world. Part One is concerned with the ways that texts generate meaning. Part Two addresses Lotman's central idea of the semiosphere -- the domain in which all semiotic systems can function -- presented through an analogy with the global biosphere. Part Three focuses on semiotics from the point of view of history.
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addressee artistic autocommunication Baroque behaviour boundary Bronze Horseman centre century complex consciousness constructed contract created creative culture Dante death Dostoevsky elements eschatological Eugene Onegin example existence expression fact feast function genre hero historian human Ibid iconic idea ideal individual instance interpretation Jakobson Leningrad linguistic literary text literature Lotman meaning mechanism medieval memory metalanguage metaphor metonymy Miserly Knight Moscow Mozart and Salieri myth mythological narrative natural language norms novel opposition organization oriented palindrome person Petersburg picture plot poem poetic poetry point of view possible principle Pushkin reader reality relationship rhetorical ritual Roman Roman Jakobson Romanticism Russian Salieri semantic semiosis semiosphere semiotic semiotic space semiotic systems sense significance signs situation spatial speech St Petersburg Stone Guest story structure symbol syntagmatic Tartu theme thinking thought tradition transformation translated tropes turned Ulysses verbal whole words
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