Ecstatic Naturalism: Signs of the World
“ . . . an original philosophical position . . . historically thorough, carefully argued, and well disciplined.” —Robert C. Neville Semiotic theory, which has restricted its focus largely to human forms of signification, is transformed by Robert S. Corrington into a semiotics of nature itself. Corrington situates the divide between “nature naturing” and “nature natured” within the context of classical American pragmaticism and postmodern psychoanalysis. At the heart of this new metaphysics is an insistence that all signs participate in larger orders of meaning that are natural and religious. Meanings embodied in nature point beyond nature to the mystery inherent in positioned codes and signs.
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actual archetypes become categorial causal chora complex concept correlation Corrington current perspective deeper denial depositioning dialectic dimensions of signification directionality divine dynamic object ecstatic naturalism ejective elusive embodied emerge enabling conditions enhanced enter fallibilism fifth dimension forms of semiosis forms of signification fully given sign goad ground Heidegger honorific horizons human process hunger incarnation infinite semiosis innumerable orders insofar interaction internal interpretants kind Kristeva Leibniz located locus lost object manifest metaphysics momentum move mystery natura naturata nature naturing naturing and nature negativity ontological difference open infinite orders of relevance orders of signification original position panpsychism participate Peirce Peirce's phenomenology plenitude possible postmodern power and meaning presemiotic pretants primal prospective infinite psychoanalysis realm relation remains representamen restlessness rhythms scope semiotic sense sheer secondness sign relation sign series sign systems specific spirit structures teleology thirdness tion traits transfiguration transformation triad ture Umwelt Umwelten unconscious of nature world semiosis