Monthly Archives: April 2016

At some point, I would realize that I was uncomfortable and

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The Egyptian fellahins settled mostly in the region around

Only 6 women per 100 men on service were allowed to follow a regiment hair toppers, but they were expected to work and carry out any of the services required by the soldiers: cooking and washing were common domestic duties … Continue reading

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Ideological code-switching

Begins 3:59pm It is difficult to detect a speakers world vision, Eco claims, perhaps explaining why ideological arguments may be considered “an extra-semiotic residue”.  But ideology “is an organized world-vision which must be subjected to a semiotic analysis.” (p 289) … Continue reading

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Good vs Bad

Begins 2:43pm Restarted 2:59 pm [SS because the first beautiful batch of words was lost to a cyber-squid.  Can’t think of anything else to call the sudden jerky loss of Internet contact followed by disappearance of my work!] Eco argues … Continue reading

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Semiotic Enclaves

Begins: 5:57pm Eco shows a representative case of ‘substitution of the instrumental cause by the effect’ in a discussion of Virgil’s poem the Aeneid (quoted on p 281). He then gives an exemplary use of a ‘semiotic enclave’ while illustrating … Continue reading

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Art of Persuasion

Begins 3:59 According to Eco, the labor performed to overcode and to switch codes is ‘registered’ under the heading rhetoric.  Rhetorical labor must form part of a theory of sign-production because it raises questions about: How traditional rhetorical categories can … Continue reading

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If we are going to get over the hump

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Idiolects

Begins 6:05 pm [OS Did the walk help?] [SS We may have climbed to the top of the mountain, but the mountainous weight remains on me.] As Eco explains the detection of idiolects is difficult because it can hide behind/within … Continue reading

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Impermeability of Art

Begins: 3:03pm In the last line of the last section on page 270 of Eco’s A Theory of Semiotics, he states that a work of art is “radically impermeable to all semiotic approach”. (p 270) But then opens the next … Continue reading

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Expressing Content

Begins: 1:21pm As Eco points out, aesthetic texts produce overcoding on the expression and content planes.  The expression continuum has a direct effect on the content continuum such that an increase in the organisation of the former leads to an … Continue reading

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