Morphological Semiosis

Morphological Semiosis

Edwina Taborsky (Bishop’s University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 28
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-063-9.ch002


This chapter argues that reality, both material and conceptual, functions as a complex network of continuous adaptive morphological formation. The morphological form is a well-formed form (wff), a Sign. It materializes as this informational form within a function, an irreducible triad, where f(x)=x models the three procedures of input/mediation/output. The procedures are, in themselves, relations, which are encoded spatial and temporal measurements that enable both symmetrical and asymmetrical informational interactions. Using a Cartesian quadrant, the six possible relations are examined to show how reality is molded into well-formed forms, or signs, to provide capacities for both random and planned information and for both mechanical and reasoned templates of informational behavior. It is hoped that such an applied analysis of information can enable researchers to construct and manage artificial information systems.

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