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Symbolic Signs

  • Ludwig D. Morenz
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Abstract

As regards communicating, human beings are creatures kat exochen, which interpret and create signs both consciously and unconsciously. The creation of meaning and the discovery of significance have played, and continue to play, a central role in life. Technically, interindividual communication has served in particular to make the world of signs meaningful, standardized, and formalized.

A media-related archeological consideration of the historical development of sign worlds shows that the regions of the Mediterranean (Egypt, southern Europe) and the Near East must be considered jointly right from the start; thus there has always been a global dimension, which has always been reflected in the literature and used as a basis for scholarship. Globality has been present in semiotics from the beginning.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludwig D. Morenz
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  1. 1.EgyptologyUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

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