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The American Journal of Semiotics

Volume 25, Issue 1/2, 2009

Torkild Thellefsen, Bent Sørensen
Pages 103-122

Pragmatic Semeiotic and Knowledge Management
Introducing the Knowledge Profile as a Pragmatic Tool for Knowledge Managing the Meaning of Scientific Concepts

The aim of the article is to present and discuss the concept of semeiotic constructivism, which is a pragmaticistic inspired method. Semeiotic constructivism has nothing to do with social constructivism but is a method that can construct meaning of concepts by implanting a telos in the concept or a certain quality in the artifact, in order to develop the object in a certain direction. The article touches on different elements in Charles Peirce’s philosophy e.g. hyperbolic philosophy and pragmaticism and combines these elements with thoughts about how scientific concepts and brands become meaningful.

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