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Symbols That Stand for Themselves

Symbols That Stand for Themselves

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This important new work by Roy Wagner is about the autonomy of symbols and their role in creating culture. Its argument, anticipated in the author's previous book, "The Invention of Culture," is at once symbolic, philosophical, and evolutionary: meaning is a form of perception to which human beings are physically and mentally adapted. Using examples from his many years of research among the Daribi people of New Guinea as well as from Western culture, Wagner approaches the question of the creation of meaning by examining the nonreferential qualities of symbols--such as their aesthetic and formal properties--that enable symbols to stand for themselves.

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Autor: Roy Wagner
ISBN-13: 9780226869292
ISBN: 0226869296
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 157
Gewicht: 181 g
Format: 203x135x13 mm
Sprache: Englisch

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Autor: Roy Wagner
ISBN-13:: 9780226869292
ISBN: 0226869296
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.05.1989
Verlag: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
Gewicht: 181g
Seiten: 157
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 203x135x13 mm