Essays on Significs: Papers presented on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Victoria Lady Welby (1837-1912) (Foundations of Semioti

Essays on Significs: Papers presented on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Victoria Lady Welby (1837-1912) (Foundations of Semioti

By: H. Walter Schmitz (editor)Hardback

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Significs is one of those (by no means exclusively) sign theoretically relevant movements which arose at the turn of the century. It established a philosophical tradition which, from its very inception, was interlaced with widely varying movements ranging, for example, from Breal's semantics to Carnap's and Neurath's logical empiricism. In this volume, an international group of well-known scholars from various disciplines undertakes a broad re-evaluation of significs and its development which promises also to yield a better knowledge of research approaches in linguistics, semiotics, philosophy, and psychology with which significs was related or vied for acceptance. Contributions deal with Lady Welby's biography and socio-cultural background, the intellectual context of the signific movement at the turn of the century and the relationships between Welby's semiotic and philosophical ideas on the one hand and those of her contemporaries (Breal, Peirce, Schiller, Vailati etc.) and followers (Ogden, Van Eeden, Mannoury etc.) on the other. Descriptions of the historiographically most important archive materials, a bibliography of publications on Lady Welby and her significs and an index of names conclude the volume.


1. Preface (by Schmitz, H. Walter); 2. I. The Social and Literary Background: The Welby Family; 3. Genealogy of Victoria, Lady Welby (by Hughes, David); 4. Some Account of the Literary Production of Lady Welby and her Family (by Chipchase, Paul); 5. II. Signific Signposts at the Turn of the Century; 6. Significs: The Analysis of Meaning as Critique of Modernist Culture (by Reiss, Timothy J.); 7. Anticipatory Themes in the Writings of Lady Welby (by Nolan, Rita); 8. III. Significs between Semantics and Semiotics: Comparative Analyses; 9. French Semantics of the Late Nineteenth Century and Lady Welby's Significs (by Auroux, Sylvian); 10. Victoria Lady Welby and Charles Sanders Peirce: Meaning and Signification (by Deledalle, Gerard); 11. Significs and F.C.S. Schiller's Critique of Formal Logic (by Juchem, Johann Georg); 12. Theory of Meaning and Theory of Knowledge: Vailati and Lady Welby (by Ponzio, Augusto); 13. Significs and C.K. Ogden: The Influence of Lady Welby (by Gordon, W. Terrence); 14. Sign and Meaning in Victoria Welby and Mikhail Bakhtin: A Confrontation (by Petrilli, Susan); 15. IV. The Signific Movement in the Netherlands; 16. Frederik van Eeden and the Introduction of Significs into the Netherlands: From Lady Welby to Mannoury (by Schmitz, H. Walter); 17. Relativism and Significs: Gerrit Mannoury on the Foundations of Mathematics (by Heijerman, Erik); 18. V. The Scientific Remains of V. Lady Welby; 19. A Note on the Papers of Victoria, Lady Welby in the York University Archives (by Bowsfield, Hartwell); 20. The Lady Welby Library at the University of London (by Baker, P.M.); 21. VI. Bibliography of Publications on Lady Welby and her Significs; 22. Index of Names

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 313
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  • weight: 570
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