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Title: Reinventing Structuralism
Subtitle: What Sign Relations Reveal About Consciousness
Written By: Rodney B. Sangster
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/203856?format=G
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 264
Description:

Structuralism was abandoned before its potential as a cognitive science could be realized. Reviving it with what we know today provides new insights into the structure of consciousness. Treating the relations between actual linguistic signs as organic properties of mind reveals a set of conceptual relations that lie beyond the constructs of cognitive psychology, in the transpersonal realm of higher order consciousness. This is where correlates can be found between linguistic sign relations, ultimate states of consciousness, and the elemental structure of myths.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Communications
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ISBN-13: 9783110303735
Pages: 217
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