The Role of Mnemosemiotics in Deely’s “Grand Vision” (October 8)

Dream of the future… and you will experience the metamorphoses at the borders of what is real and what is other than real.

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October 8, 2022 / 11am (CDT), 5pm (UTC+1h)

In this session a previously unreleased pre-recorded presentation will be streamed.

Lecturer: Kermit Snelson

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Kermit Snelson is a software architect and computer scientist. His early work on commercial applications of semantic networks in spatial databases, classical music metadata and digital identity led him to discover John F. Sowa’s work on the existential graphs of Charles Sanders Peirce, an interest which has since evolved into a general research program focused on an emerging programming paradigm called subject-orientation. This in turn has led him to the study of foundational issues in the science of logic and therefore to the study of related work by Gotthard Günther, Stéphane Lupasco, George Spencer-Brown, William Stephenson, Jaakko Hintikka, Raymond Ruyer, Raymond Abellio and Alexander Zinoviev, along with currently emerging fields such as universal logic and oppositional geometry. This technical research has recently taken a historical turn, developing the hypothesis that the logical conception of the subject is the key to understanding semiotics as “a matrix for all the sciences” (Deely) and consequently as a descendant of earlier cosmological schemes such as Goethe’s morphology. In a recently published journal article, he demonstrated the affinity between Peirce’s evolutionary cosmology and contemporary “organic memory” theories prevalent within the organized Monist movement which published much of Peirce’s late work. Snelson holds a degree in Economics from the University of Chicago and studied closely with that institution’s John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought.


This event is part of the activities 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.

The official graphic designer of the IO2S DEELY is Zahra Soltani Tehrani.

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