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Theosemiotic: Religion, Reading, and the Gift of Meaning

Michael L. Raposa


This book is an attempt to adapt some of Peirce’s ideas, particularly his theory of semiotic, for the purpose of re-thinking certain issues in contemporary philosophical theology and the philosophy of religion. It begins with an historical sketch that links Peirce’s thought to that of earlier figures, certain contemporaries, and later thinkers and developments. Drawing on Peirce’s thought, the book then develops a semiotic conception of persons/selves and of community. It analyzes in some detail the role that acts of attention play in shaping human inferences and perception, while also explori ... More

Keywords: attention, habit, liberation, love, Peirce, pragmatism, praxis, prayer, reading, semiotic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780823289516
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823289516.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael L. Raposa, author
Lehigh University