Semiotics as an interdisciplinary science

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As a meta-perspective semiotics introduces a generic approach that may be widely applied for modeling a variety of phenomena from biology to computer science and psychology. The power of semiotics as meta-perspective or interdisciplinary science results from its ability to conceptualize meaning and value. In this chapter, I introduce this thesis, explain it, and illustrate it through the analysis of the immune system as a meaning-making system, by pointing to the relevance of semiotics for the digital era, and by showing its ability to illuminate psychological phenomenon such as group dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Semiotics
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789401794046
ISBN (Print)9789401794039
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Meaning
  • Semiotics
  • Value

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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