By Umberto Eco
"Eco wittily and enchantingly develops issues usually touched on in his earlier works, yet he delves deeper into their complicated nature... this assortment will be learn with excitement by way of these unversed in semiotic theory." ―Times Literary Supplement
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Augustine adds a further instruction for contextual decoding: the word can express separation from something which has ceased to exist, as when the city cited in the line by Virgil disappeared, or it can express separation from something which still exists, as when one says that some merchants are coming from (ex) Rome. The meaning of a syncategorematic term is, therefore, a set (a series, a system) of instructions for its possible contextual insertions and for its different semantic outputs in different contexts (all registered by the code).
In point of fact, Kristeva defines the sign as "resemblance": The sign brings separate instances (subject-object on one hand, subjectinterlocutor on the other) back to a unified whole (a unity which presents itself as a sentence-message), replacing praxis with a single meaning, and difference with resemblance . The relationship instituted by the sign will therefore be a reconciliation of discrepancies, and identification of differences. ' pp. 70, 84) It seems, however, that such a criticism can apply only to a degenerate notion of linguistic sign, rooted on the equivalence model.
Now, if representations are deceptive, names are nothing but equally deceptive levels superimposed on the objects that we think we know. a,etv) is always used by Parmenides in order to give an arbitrary name, which is deemed to be true but does not actually correspond to the truth. The name establishes a pseudoequivalence with reality, and in doing so it conceals it. aTa) When he speaks of evidence, of an inferential principle: "That Being exists, there are signs" (D. 2). With Plato and Aristotle words are analyzed from a double point of view: (a) the difference between signifier and signified and (b) the difference between signification and reference.
Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language by Umberto Eco