Significs and Language

With an introduction by H.W. Schmitz

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This is the facsimile 1911 reprint of Victoria Lady Welby’s very last publication Significs and Language. The Articulate form of our Expressive and Interpretative resources. This volume also includes two major essays from the author’s hands, ‘Meaning and Metaphor’ (reprinted from The Monist 3:4, 1893), and ‘Sense, Meaning and Interpretation’ (reprinted from Mind 5:17 and 18, 1896), and a selection of several noteworthy and unpublished essays. In the introduction to this volume the editor H. Walter Schmitz exemplifies how Lady Welby developed her significs in discussion and cooperation with numerous highly divergent scientists and scholars of her times; how her ideas influenced other scholars in Europe and the US; and how significs sank to near oblivion and was finally recovered.
[Foundations of Semiotics, 5]  1985.  (ii)cclxvii, 170 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
v
Victoria Lady Welby's Significs: The Origin of the Signific Movement
H. Walter Schmitz
ix
1. The Rediscovery: A First Approach to Lady Welby and Her Significs
ix
2. The Origins and Development of Significs: A Biographical and Bibliographical Sketch of Lady Welby's Course of Thoughts
xvi
2.1 The Sources of This Study
xvi
2.2 The Development of an Independent Mind
xxii
2.3 The Search for a Contemporary Interpretation of the Christian Doctrine
xxviii
2.4 The Evolution of the Human Mind and the Neglected Problem of Meaning
xxxvii
2.5 Significs: A New Science
xlvi
2.6 The Failure to Institutionalize Significs
lxii
3. Significs as a Communication Oriented Theory of Signs
lxxvi
3.1 Lady Welby's Critique of Language and Terminology
lxxvi
3.2 “Translation” and the Unity of Science
lxxxviii
3.3 “Sense”, “Meaning” and “Significance”
xciii
4. Lady Welby's Influence on Some of Her Contemporaries
cviii
4.1 André Lalande and the Terminology Critical Movement in France
cxi
4.2 From F. Tönnies to the Vienna Circle
cxvii
4.3 George Frederick Stout
cxli
4.4 J. M. Baldwin and His Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology
cxliv
4.5 Some Comments and ‘New’ Documents on the Correspondence between C. S. Peirce and Lady Welby
cxlviii
4.6 Bertrand Russell
clviii
4.7 F. C. S. Schiller and “The Meaning of ‘Meaning’ ”
clxiii
4.8 Giovanni Vailati
clxxi
4.9 C. K: Ogden's ‘Apprenticeship’ with Lady Welby
clxxviii
4.10 Lady Welby and Significs in the Novels of H. G. Wells: Some Remarks
clxxxiv
5. Notes
clxxxix
6. Bibliography
ccviii
Thus Far Unpublished Essays by V. Lady Welby
ccxxxvii
I Primal Sense and Significs
ccxxxviii
II June 30th. 1908
ccxliii
III F. C. S. Schiller on “Mother-Sense” (From a letter to Lady Welby dated Oct. 2, 1907)
ccxlv
IV V. Lady Welby's Reply to F. C. S. Schiller (From an undated letter)
ccxlix
V The Social Value of Expression
cclii
VI Notes
cclxiv
Victoria Welby: Meaning and Metaphor (Reprinted from The Monist 3:4 (1893) 510–525)
V. Welby: Sense, Meaning and Interpretation (Reprinted from Mind 5:17 and 18 (1896) 24–37, 186–202)
V. Welby: Significs and Language: The Articulate Form of Our Expressive and Interpretative Resources Facsimile of the edition of 1911 x, 105 pp.
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