Each process of meaning making can be seen as a field of semiotic organization that shows a variety of continuities and discontinuities, rather than as a linear trajectory of accumulated signs, progressively articulated through syntagmatic chains. In this work, we address the idea that the sign is a discontinuous form within a field; it emerges where there are different trajectories of meaning, different epistemic positions, and different subjective or affective ways of experiencing a phenomenon. The central aspect of the paper is based on the idea that the sign is a form within a semiotic relational system that allows its emergence towards a ‘‘morphogenetic field of semiosis’’. The starting point for this discussion is the philosophical, mathematical and semiotic work of Re`ne Thom, which addressed the relationship between continuity and discontinuity in natural human, social, and linguistic phenomena.
The processes of meaning making, starting from the morphogenetic theories of René Thom / DE LUCA PICIONE, Raffaele; Freda, MARIA FRANCESCA. - In: CULTURE & PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1354-067X. - 22:1(2016), pp. 139-157. [10.1177/1354067X15576171]