Despite having advanced degrees in mathematics and statistics; despite being previously formally trained in cognitive science, psychology, religion, computer science, chemistry, and art history (with a couple of additional degrees in there as well); despite being well read in art, history, physics, engineering, and neuroscience; and despite actively finishing my PhD in Cognitive Sceince…
...despite all of this, I still consider semiotics and anthropology to be my “home” disciplines. 5 years ago
...into the great pond of semiotics several years ago when working on my undergraduate thesis in literature. Utterly fascinating, but have done little with this since. Thanks to a wonderful professor, I have what I think is a solid grounding in structuralism, and a basic grasp of Derrida’s deconstruction (though I find it extremely irritating at times). Dabbled in Peirce, but got all of it second-hand via other scholars.
I miss it terribly. 5 years ago
The theory and study of signs and symbols, especially as elements of language or other systems of communication, and comprising semantics, syntactics, and pragmatics. 8 years ago