The contested relation to reality of “the creative treatment of actuality”: a triadic semiotic critique (July 26)

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IO2S ⚘ The contested relation to reality

July 26, 2022 / 2pm (UYT), 6pm (UTC+1h)

Lecturers: Fernando Andacht

Commentator: Luis de Miranda

Chair: William Passarini

Meeting room: https://8×

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Fernando Andacht (1954) holds a Doctor in Philosophy (Dr. Phil.) from the UiB – University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; and a PhD in Communication and Information from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. He is full professor at the Department of Theory of Communication, Faculty of Information and Communication, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay. Researcher of the National System of Research (SNI-ANII, Level II). He was a Fulbright scholar at the Research Center for Language & Semiotic Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, and a grantee of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, at the Arbeitsstelle für Semiotik, Technische Universität, Berlin. Since 2006, he is Guest Professor of the Graduate Program in Communication and Languages, Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil, and at the PhD Program in Semiotics of the National University of Córdoba, Argentina. He published 10 books and over 100 articles and chapters in his field of expertise, the Peircean semiotic analysis of the media, with emphasis on the representation of mediated reality (documentary, reality television, propaganda).

Luis de Miranda lives near Stockholm, Sweden. He is a philosophical practitioner, trained in applied continental philosophy, the history of ideas, and psychoanalysis, who came to academia after a career as an independent author and publisher in Paris. He is a researcher at Uppsala University, where he currently works on the theory and practice of philosophical health at the Center for Medical Humanities. His PhD (University of Edinburgh) is a modern genealogy of the concept of esprit de corps (France, UK, USA) and was the groundwork for his book Ensemblance (Edinburgh University Press). In his research strategies, he tends to combine historical, empirical and speculative approaches, such as in his essay Being and Neonness (MIT Press). Luis de Miranda blogs at


This event is part of the 2022 International Open Seminar on Semiotics: a Tribute to John Deely on the Fifth Anniversary of His Passing, cooperatively organized by the Institute for Philosophical Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, the Lyceum Institute, the Deely Project, Saint Vincent College, the Iranian Society for Phenomenology at the Iranian Political Science Association, the International Association for Semiotics of Space and Time, the Institute for Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Semiotic Society of America, the American Maritain Association, the International Association for Semiotic Studies, the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies, the International Center for Semiotics and Intercultural Dialogue, Moscow State Academic University for the Humanities and the Mansarda Acesa with the support of the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Government of Portugal under the UID/FIL/00010/2020 project.

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