Between Signs and Non-Signs

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The Italian philosopher F. Rossi-Landi (1921-1985) conducted pioneering work in the philosophy of language. His research is characterised by a critique of language and ideology in relation to sign production processes and the process of social reproduction. Between Signs and Non-Signs is a collection of 14 articles by Rossi-Landi written between 1952 and 1984 and gives an overview of his contribution to the philosophy of language and his critique of Charles Morris, Wittgenstein, Bachtin, and his Italian contemporaries. It is in fact a project initiated by the author and now posthumously completed by the editor, with a complete bibliography of Rossi-Landi's extensive work. Susan Petrilli's Introduction gives a fresh view of the importance of Rossi-Landi's work to modern critical theory.
[Critical Theory, 10]  1992.  xxix, 322 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Susan Petrilli
ix
Notes
xxiii
References
xxvi
Sidelights
Ferruccio Rossi-Landi
1
I. Signs and Masters in Semiotic History
1. A Fragment in the History of Italian Semiotics
7
Premise
7
1.1 Communication in the History of Ideas
7
1.2 Flour from My Own Mill
11
References
15
2. Signs about a Master of Signs
17
2.1 A Personal Premise
17
2.2 Remarks about This Selection
18
2.3 Semiotics and Philosophy
20
2.4 At the Threshold of “Social Practice” in FTS
25
2.5 Semiotics as a Biological Science in SLB
29
2.6 Sign-behavior vs. Behavior-as-communication
30
2.7 Sign-vehicles, Signifiants, and Signs
35
2.8 Meaning and the Three Dimensions
39
2.9 Summary and Conclusions
43
2.10 Writings by Charles Morris
46
Notes
51
References
54
3. On some Post-Morrisian Problems
59
3.1 Introduction
59
3.2 Semiotics and Philosophy
61
3.3 Signs and Values
64
3.4 Charles Morris and Social Practice
65
3.5 Semiosis and Meaning
69
3.6 Behavior and Communication
74
3.7 Behaving and “Moving About”
79
3.8 Conclusion
81
References
83
4. Wittgenstein, Old and New
87
4.1 Foreword
87
4.2 Wittgenstein's Iceberg
89
4.3 Wittgenstein and Semiotics
93
4.4 Ideas for a Common Approach to Marx, Freud, and Wittgenstein
100
4.5 Wittgenstein and Alienation
103
References
106
II. Signs as Cognitive and Evaluative Instruments
5. Toward an Analysis of Appraisive Signs in Esthetics
111
5.1 Morris's Behavioral Approach
111
5.2 Draft of an Operational Approach to Esthetic Values
117
Notes
126
References
128
6. On Absurdity
131
Head Note
131
6.1 “Category Mistakes” and the Reductio Ad Absurdum According to Linguistic Philosophy
136
6.2 Ryle's Procedure
138
6.3 General Weakness of the Appeal to Absurdity
140
6.4 Various Types of Absurdity, from “Linguistic” to “Real”
142
6.5 Absurdity and Logical Types
151
Notes
153
References
154
7. On the Overlapping of Categories in the Social Sciences
157
7.1 Some Cases of Paired Terms
158
7.2 Instances of Overlapping Categories
160
7.3 A Hint at the Dialectic of Essence and Phenomena
167
Note
168
References
168
III. Signs, Linguistic Alienation and Social Reproduction
8. Introduction to Semiosis and Social Reproduction
171
8.1 Foreword and Outline
171
8.2 Does Semiotics Exist?
173
8.3 Social Reproduction in General
176
8.4 Social Reproduction vs. Reality
184
8.5 Three Complementary Approaches
186
9. Articulations in Verbal and Objectual Sign Systems
189
Foreword
189
9.1 Artefacts and Work
190
9.2 Homology of Production
194
9.3 Plurality of Articulations
220
10. Sign Systems and Social Reproduction
233
10.1 Social Reproduction as the Principle of All Things
233
10.2 The Articulations of Social Reproduction
238
10.3 Sign Systems in Social Reproduction
244
Notes
251
References
251
11. Ideas for the Study of Linguistic Alienation
253
11.1 Introduction
253
11.2 Linguistic Capital, Constant
256
11.3 Linguistic Capital, Variable
258
11.4 Total Linguistic Capital
259
11.5 Linguistic Exploitation
262
11.6 Linguistic Consumerism
264
Notes
265
References
266
IV. Signs and Material Reality
12. Signs and Bodies
271
Notes
276
13. Ideas for a Manifesto of Materialistic Semiotics
277
14. Toward a Theory of Sign Residues
281
14.1 Introduction: Sign Systems and Social Reproduction
281
14.2 The Typology of Signs as a Function of Social Reproduction
284
14.3 The Totality “Sign,” and “Sign Residues”
285
14.4 Signs as Mediating between the Material and the Social
298
References
299
Writings by Ferruccio Rossi-Landi
301
Index Auctorum
311
Index Rerum
317
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