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S. printing of The Imperial Dictionary of the English Language, with definition one reading: "The doctrine or science of signs; the language of signs," followed by definition two: "In pathol. that branch which teaches how to judge of all the symptoms in the human body, whether healthy or diseased; symptomatology; semeiology" (Ogilvie 1883:vol. 4, p. 27). The listing then recurs, almost verbatim, under the lemma ''semiotics, semeiotics" in the CD (Whitney 1891: pt. 19, p. 5,486). In Peirce's marked copy of the 1889 edition of the CD (duplicated afterward by several Peirce scholars), the item is marked in green, which may have meant (according to a personal communication I received from Christian J.

There is as yet, too, a far from universal consensus among semioticians as to what mosaic fragments will be pertinent to such an envisaged synthesis, or precisely how the parts, once identified, ought to be combined, for "the decision as to what to put in each place also depends on the possibility of a different element there instead, so that each choice which is made will involve a complete reorganization of the structure, which will never be the same as one vaguely imagined, nor as some other which might have been preferred to it" (Lévi-Strauss 1962b:19).

The opening sentence of his first numbered paragraph reads: "Man exists in a world of his own creation" (1947:29). This statement can perhaps best be compared with Wittgenstein's first unforgettable numbered sentence: "The world is everything that is the case" (quoted in Johnson 1947:29). (This view was remolded a century or so later by Niels Bohr in his famous maxim, "We are suspended in language in such a way that we cannot say what is up and what is down. ) It should be noted that by "nature" Johnson plainly meantprecisely as Uexküll did by the German word Natur (cf.

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