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The American Journal of Semiotics

Volume 28, Issue 3/4, 2012

Irene Portis-Winner
Pages 365-382

Review of Susan Petrilli's Sign Crossroads in Global Perspectives: Semioethics and Responsibility

This commendable study of semiotics in all its dimensions in time and space ambitiously suggests certain modern principles that should have universal application. The global perspective interrelates the concepts discussed, defies boundaries, and, departing from a cenoscopic vision of the communicative pre-life universe, reaches to the most contemporary issues of ethics, responsibility, otherness, and agapé. The ambiguity of identity, prediction, meaning, and their negative and positive consequences are scrutinized, and are all playing their part in the building a hopeful (post)modern world.

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