Pragmatism and semiotics
Pragmatism is a philosophical tradition that originated in the United States in the latter half of the nineteenth century. It has many strains and variants, but all share a key tenet found in the "pragmatic maxim," which states that the meaning of a concept is determined by the practical consequences that its adoption might have, not by antecedent data. Thus meaning in pragmatism is always connected to a real-world context and to human action within it. Furthermore, pragmatism emphasizes the social character of human experience as well as the inherent creativity in human action.
Rohr, S. (2012)., Pragmatism and semiotics, in M. Middeke, T. Müller, C. Wald & H. Zapf (eds.), English and American studies, Stuttgart, Metzler, pp. 220-224.
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