1. Introduction. 2. On What There Is. 3. In the Beginning was the Act. 4. Beyond the Curtain or into the Looking Glass. 5. A Guided Tour in the Kingdom of Signs. 6. Saussure and Semiotics as a Social System. 7. The Mind as a Semiotic Interface. 8. We Have Never Been Too Abstract. 9. A Snake that Bites its Tail. 10. The Demon of Circularity. 11. Origins. 12. Laws of Form. 13. Toward a Phenomenology of Boundaries. 14. Peter Pan's Shadow and the Empty Observer. 15. On Turing's Carnal Error. 16. What is so Complex about Complexity? 17. Toward a Dialogical Complexity. 18. The Architectonics of the Mind. References. Name Index. Subject Index. Endnotes.
The author of this volume explores questions of mind, reality, knowledge and signification in a provocative, stimulating and humorous way. Drawing on various domains such as systems research, semiotics, philosophy, and complexity sciences, he touches basic questions of our Being-in-the-World as cognate creatures, and presents a novel theory of the mind as a boundary phenomenon.
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