Signs, Objects, Icons (Images), Indexes, Representamen/Representations, Interpretants, and Habit in the Work of Peirce and in the Light of Lacanian Theory

  • Raul Moncayo
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The chapter argues that concepts are embedded in the perception of the object to the same extent that language is unconscious (in a descriptive sense) or constitutes the background of perception. A subject perceives the meaning of an object but thinks the meaning arises from the object because the faculty of Sense, that determines the meaning of the object, is unconscious in a descriptive sense. The concept is embedded in the meaning provided by the faculty of ‘Sense.’ It is the order of the structure that requires that we primarily forget or repress the iconic origins of letters in order for letters to constitute words and phrases or statements. The place of the origin is replaced by the void left by the absence of the object.


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  • Raul Moncayo
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  1. 1.BerkeleyUSA

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