On a Class of Concepts

Posprint in English (with additional illustrations) of a paper published in French in Semiotica, vol. 139 (1-4), 2002, 211-226, under the title “Une Classe de Concepts”.

This article describes the construction, of philosophical essence, of the class of the matrices of concepts, whose structure and properties present an interest in several fields. The paper emphasises the applications in the field of paradigmatic analysis of the resulting taxonomy and proposes it as an alternative to the semiotic square put forth by Greimas. pdf

This paper is cited by:

  • Paul Franceschi (2003) Le plan dialectique: Pour une alternative au paradigme, Semiotica (146):351-365
  • Andris Teikmanis (2011) The ‘use’ of ‘semiotic’ modelling as ‘a’ research ’tool’ of ‘art’ history, ‘‘Tartu Summer School of Semiotics’’, August 2011
  • Paul Franceschi (2013) Polythematic Delusions and Logico-theoretical vs. Experimentalist Turn of Mind, ANS: the Journal for Neurocognitive Research, vol. 55
  • Isis Truck, Nesrin Halouani,Souhail Jebali (2016) Linguistic negation and 2-tuple fuzzy linguistic representation model: a new proposal. Conference on Uncertainty Modelling in Knowledge Engineering and Decision Making (FLINS2016), 2016, Roubaix, France. pp.81-86, 10.1142/9789813146976_0016

The Problem of the Relationships of Love-Hate-Indifference

English translation of a paper published in French in Semiotica, vol. 150(1-4), 2004 under the title “Le problème des relations amour-haine-indifférence”.

In On a class of concepts (2002), I described a theory based on the matrices of concepts which aims at constituting an alternative to the classification proposed by Greimas, in the field of paradigmatic analysis. The problem of the determination of the relationships of love/hate/indifference arises in this construction. I state then the problem of the relationships of love/hate/indifference in a detailed way, and several solutions that have been proposed in the literature to solve it. I describe lastly a solution to this problem, based on an extension of the theory of matrices of concepts. pdf

The Dialectical Plan: an Alternative to the Paradigm

Posprint in English (with additional illustrations from wikimedia commons) of a paper published in French in Semiotica, vol. 146(1-4), 2003, 353-367, under the title “Le plan dialectique: pour une alternative au paradigme”. I apply the theory developed in On a Class of Concepts (2002) to the methodology for conceiving a plan. Regarding the dialectical plan, the paradigm is a plan whose structure is thesis-antithesis-synthesis. I describe a new type of matricial dialectical plan, which presents several advantages in regard to the classical dialectical plan and proposes to constitute an alternative to this latter. pdf