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Ecstatic Naturalism: Signs of the World

Ecstatic Naturalism: Signs of the World

Hardback Advances in Semiotics (Hardcover)

By (author) Robert S. Corrington

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  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 213mm x 21mm | 508g
  • Publication date: 1 April 1994
  • Publication City/Country: Bloomington, IN
  • ISBN 10: 0253314410
  • ISBN 13: 9780253314413
  • Illustrations note: d.

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o ...an original philosophical position ...historically thorough, carefully argued, and well disciplined.O NRobert C. Neville Semiotic theory, which has restricted its focus largely to human forms of signification, is transformed by Robert S. Corrington into a semiotics of nature itself. Corrington situates the divide between onature naturingO and onature naturedO within the context of classical American pragmaticism and postmodern psychoanalysis. At the heart of this new metaphysics is an insistence that all signs participate in larger orders of meaning that are natural and religious. Meanings embodied in nature point beyond nature to the mystery inherent in positioned codes and signs.

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"[Corrington] undertakes a formidable task in his latest book: a metaphysical semiotics of the world... Ecstatic Naturalism ultimately offers breadth, mysticism and unshakeable faith. It sees optimistically and asks that others do similarly- a rare invitation in a postmodern world." - Environmental Politics " ... an original philosophical position ... historically thorough, carefully argued, and well disciplined."- Robert C. Neville

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Semiotic theory, which has restricted its focus largely to human forms of signification, is transformed by Robert S. Corrington into a semiotics of nature itself. Corrington situates the divide between ""nature naturing"" and ""nature natured"" within the context of classical American pragmaticism and postmodern psychoanalysis. At the heart of this new metaphysics is an insistence that all signs participate in larger orders of meaning that are natural and religious. Meanings embodied in nature point beyond nature to the mystery inherent in positioned codes and signs.

Table of contents

FOREWORD: NATURA NATURANS AND NATURA NATURATA John Deely Preface Introduction: Semiotics and Metaphysics 1. Ecstatic Naturalism The Four Naturalisms The Chora, Death, and Transfiguration Beyond Language Positioning, Repositioning, and Depositioning The Unconscious of Nature Spirit, Negativity, and Semiosis The Consummation of Naturalism 2. Infinite Semiosis The Prospective and the Not Yet First Dimension of Signification: Local and Regional Traits Second Dimension of Signification: Serial Intersection Third Dimension of Signification: Temporality, Introspection, and Intersubjectivity Fourth Dimension of Signification: World Semiosis and the Spirit Fifth Dimension of Signification: Signs, Traces and NatureOs Unconscious Sixth Dimension of Signification: The Postsemiotic and the Return of the Positive 3. Betweeness The Self-Giving Ground Between Nature Naturing and Nature Natured: Emptying Between the Chora and World Semiosis: Denial Between the Open Infinite and the Processive Infinite: Enabling Between the Potencies and the Archetypes: Evoking Developmental Teleology and the Incarnation of Spirit 4. Meaning and Mystery Natural Embodiment Natural Communication Courage and the Gestalt of Grace Beyond Anthropocentrism: Umwelten The Horizons of the Human Process Mystery, the Archetypes, and the Return of the Material Maternal References Index