A Process Philosophy of Signs

2016.08.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Williams, A Process Philosophy of Signs, Edinburgh University Press, 2016, 199pp., $25.49 (pbk), ISBN 9780748695010.
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2016.08.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Williams, A Process Philosophy of Signs, Edinburgh University Press, 2016, 199pp., $25.49 (pbk), ISBN 9780748695010. Reviewed by Michael Halewood, University of Essex In this book, James Williams develops his own approach to, and understanding of, what constitutes process and how this can be dealt with philosophically. All of this unfolds within a very careful and insightful reconfiguring of the status of signs. This unfolding is one of the most informative and innovative aspects of this work. For, while Williams insists at the start and throughout that he wants to offer a rigorous and robust definition of signs (indeed he talks of a "formal definition"), he does not set out a dogmatic or complete set of axioms or rules at the outset which are to be learned and applied. Instead, although he does provide all the relevant concepts in the Introduction (sets, events, selection, diagrams, intensity, and. . .

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