Van de Vijver G. (1999) Psychic closure: A prerequisite for the recognition of the sign-function. Semiotica 127(1/4): 613–630. https://cepa.info/4802
Psychic closure: A prerequisite for the recognition of the sign-function.
Semiotica 127(1/4): 613–630.
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Excerpt: I aim at understanding what it is for psychic systems, qua living systems, to realize the sign-function, and what it is for them to genuinely recognize that something stands for something else. Are their various ways of psychically realizing and/or recognizing the sign-function? What are the developmental and systemic or structural conditions leading to those capacities? Moreover, I want to understand the relationship between realizing and recognizing the sign-function for psychic systems. Is the recognizing a precondition for the realizing or is it the other way around?