Semiosis, Marginal Signs and Trickster

A Dagger of the Mind

  • C. W. SpinksJr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: the Terrific Sign

    1. C. W. Spinks Jr
      Pages 1-10
  3. Dyadic Objects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. C. W. Spinks Jr
      Pages 34-54
  4. Trichotomous Signs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. C. W. Spinks Jr
      Pages 77-87
    3. C. W. Spinks Jr
      Pages 88-113
  5. Marginal Signs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-128
    2. C. W. Spinks Jr
      Pages 176-206
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-232

About this book


As signifying creatures, we fear the false creation 'signifying nothing' because, like Macbeth, we think of them as daggers of the mind that raise questions about the reality of our signs, about signs as tools of creation and power, about the dark terrors (and lighter joys) that exist in human desire, and about the signs and the mind. This text argues that signs are, at base, generative things creating as much as they refer.


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Authors and affiliations

  • C. W. SpinksJr
    • 1
  1. 1.Trinity UniversitySan AntonioUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-11665-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-11663-8
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