Brian Rotman’s monograph on the semiotics of zero is an unusual work for two reasons. First, it breaks the ever more damaging divorce between science and. Signifying nothing: The semiotics of zero. brian rotman. Uploaded by. Brian Rotman. Loading Preview. Sorry, preview is currently unavailable. You can. Signifying Nothing has 33 ratings and 6 reviews. Greg said: I have never really grasped semiotics. I get the general idea, one thing, the sign, points to.
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Adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Goodreads helps you keep rottman of books you want to read. It’s this second move of the concept, the ‘meta’ zero-point that’s quite interesting in the book, and I think that it kind of explains some of the difficulties I have of wrapping my head around the whole semiotics problem.
I have never really grasped semiotics. I would like to think so, but the ‘postmodern’ turns in the examples Rotman gives all happened in a time when Modernity wasn’t even getting ready to rear it’s difficult little head.
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Adopting an interdisciplinary approach Already the stuff found in the ground is a sign towards something that doesn’t really exist except nothibg the collective acceptance that this thing you dug up is worth something. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Cites both Von Neumann and Derrida.
In short, the zero and its manipulation is what made possible the rise of the West as the engine of modernity. Franklin Ridgway rated it it was amazing May 24, The Nothing that Is: Katherine Stephenson – – Semiotics: Alphabet, Ghosts, Distributed Human Beings.
The idea behind this book is that the introduction of this nothingness into the three different spheres created quite a stir at first, they were ‘dangerous’ ideas in some respect, and then something strange happened the nothingness inherent in each of these three fields reflected back on itself, thus creating a sort of meta-nothingness that altered entirely the definition of the original nothingness and as a result ‘sanitized’ the concept itself, but at the risk of unleashing ramifications that would be invisible in art I don’t know exactly how this works out, I’m sticking the cash money part that I can actually wrap my head around.
Rotman builds a viable thesis for the semiotics of zero via a thorough examination of Montaigne’s ‘Essays,’ Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’, the ‘Kabbalah,’ and Vermeer’s paintings.
Rotman – – Duke University Press. Sadly for me of the three topics being explored the one that I could grasp best was the effect of money, the math part being a little out of my depth, and the art part falling into my general ignorance of art I know so little about art, and anytime I read about art in books I just nod along and take whatever the writer says at face value, I have no critical faculties in place, and with my guard down I feel really dumb.
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Signifying Nothing: The Semiotics of Zero
Institutional Pedagogy and Semiosis: Modern Schoolman 67 3: Like variables in math. Paperbackpages. I get the general idea, one thing, the sign, points to something else. Summer rated it really liked it Jul 01, History of Western Philosophy.
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The argument of the book is that the concept of zero entered into the European mind at about the same time that paper money came to economics and the vanishing point into painting. The Semiotics of Zero by Brian Rotman.
Now make another move where the pieces of paper aren’t even pointing anymore to a one to one ratio with the gold, but which fluctuate in it’s value rofman on a while variety of variables and at the same time, make the paper money the standard, and you start to see the sign of paper money pointing towards something tangible and outside of itself to in general acceptance pointing only towards other paper money.
Aristotle on Signifying Definitions.