Transcendentalistic Definition Of Communication Components


This paper investigates metaphysical character of communication since the main difficulty in determining it lies in the way information passes from one subject to another without their direct interaction in a metaphysical way. Communication models developed by phenomenologists, behaviourists and postmodernists represent communication as subjectless and objective, thus depriving the participants of intelligibility. However, as argued in this paper, the participants in communication are intelligible. On this basis, we assert that any communication is not reproductive but creative in its primary origin for each participant in communication creates a certain ideal sign action (semiosis), so that the signal is a consequence of the semiosis of the speaker and the cause for the semiosis of the listener. Since semiosis is thought to be relation between the signifier and the signified and this relation cannot be represented either as a substance (inclusion), or as a process (implication) the only way to avoid accidentality of the components of semiosis following in the material form of time, is by introducing the ideal, which would connect them, and therefore make their relation necessary. It allows us to consider communication as relation of two semiosis combined by a signal. Following from it and from definitions of components of semiosis we give trascendentalistic definition of communication and create a diagram demonstarting its properties.

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