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Structuralism and Semiotics by Terence Hawkes

Structuralism and Semiotics

Structuralism and Semiotics, by Terence Hawkes

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“structuralism is fundamentally a way of thinking about the world which is predominantly concerned with the perception and description of structures… The world does not consist of independently existing objects whose concrete features can be perceived clearly and individually and whose nature can be classified…a wholly objective perception of individual entities is therefore not possible: any observers bound to create something of what he observes. Accordingly the relationship between observer observed achieves a kind of privacy. It becomes the only thing that can be observed. It becomes the stuff of reality itself. Moreover the principle involved must invest the whole reality. In consequence, the true nature of things the centreline not things themselves of the relationships which we construct, and then perceive, between them.” (p. 17)


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This entry was posted on September 19, 2011 by in readings and tagged , , .

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