Habit in Semiosis: Two Different Perspectives Based on Hierarchical Multi-level System Modeling and Niche Construction Theory
2016 (English)In: Consensus on Peirce's Concept of Habit: Before and Beyond Consciousness / [ed] Donna E. West, Myrdene Anderson, Springer, 2016, 109-119 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Habit in semiosis can be modeled both as a macro-level in a hierarchical multi-level system where it functions as boundary conditions for emergence of semiosis, and as a cognitive niche produced by an ecologically-inherited environment of cognitive artifacts. According to the first perspective, semiosis is modeled in terms of a multilayered system, with micro functional entities at the lower-level and with higher-level processes being mereologically composed of these lower-level entities. According to the second perspective, habits are embedded in ecologically-inherited environments of signs that co-evolve with cognition. Both descriptions offer a novel approximation of Peirce’s semiotics and theoretical findings in other areas (hierarchy theory, evolutionary biology), suggesting new frameworks to approach the concept of habit integrated with its role in semiosis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2016. 109-119 p.
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics, ISSN 2192-6255, E-ISSN 2192-6263 ; 31
Semiosis, Hierarchical multi-level system, Niche construction, Peirce
Research subject Social Sciences, Practical Philosophy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60819DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45920-2_7ISBN: 978-3-319-45920-2 (electronic)ISBN: 978-3-319-45918-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-60819DiVA: diva2:1075932