Experiencing symbols

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To get beyond the patent if complex nexus between 'experience' and 'symbols' brought out in this example, we need to note various different kinds of relationship between the two concepts. We will only be able to appreciate these relationships, however, if we first fillet the meaning of 'symbol' from the meanings of some closely related words: signal, symptom, sign and signifier. These words are often used in contradictory ways, but the conceptual distinctions they are used to make are fundamental.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymbolic transformations
Subtitle of host publicationToward an interdisciplinary science of symbols.
EditorsB. Wagoner
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9780415488488
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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