BETWEEN A HUMAN AND A BEAST: Metaphor of space in communication. Between nature and culture 

Grzegorz Kapuściński 1
1 - Instytut Filozofii, Socjologii i Dziennikarstwa, Uniwersytet Gdański
MAeS
2014; 15 (1):
ICID: 1122743
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
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Spatial metaphor in semiotic shows the nature of every specific sign system as a dynamic, mercurial unity of interrelated constituents, which condition the meaning of every particular sign in the semiotic system. The concept of the semiotic space allows us to see and describe the semiotic universe in the whole, as a unity of complex semiotic processes in the world of life. As such, it disestablishes the fundamental division between a human, an animal and a plant, crosses the borderline between a nature and a culture. Spatial metaphor in semiotics derives from the concepts of Umwelt developed by Jakob von Uexküll, the biopsphere of Vladimir Vernadsky, and the semiosphere of Yury Lotman. They describe semiotic relations in both nature and culture realms and elaborate spatial metaphor as a core idea. Spatial metaphor in semiotic shows the nature of every specific sign system as a dynamic, mercurial unity of interrelated constituents, which condition the meaning of every particular sign in the semiotic system. The concept of the semiotic space allows us to see and describe the semiotic universe in the whole, as a unity of complex semiotic processes in the world of life. As such, it disestablishes the fundamental division between a human, an animal and a plant, crosses the borderline between a nature and a culture. Spatial metaphor in semiotics derives from the concepts of Umwelt developed by Jakob von Uexküll, the biopsphere of Vladimir Vernadsky, and the semiosphere of Yury Lotman. They describe semiotic relations in both nature and culture realms and elaborate spatial metaphor as a core idea.
DOI: 10.5604/20842937.1122743
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