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Published: 01 October 1989
Earth Sciences History (1989) 8 (2): 116–122.
... The notion of time is fundamental to geology. However, the analysis of this concept is usually made from the point of view of geology (e.g. Albritton, 1980 ). Our specific purpose is to discuss the concept of geologic time reversing this perspective: namely, formulating it from a semiotic and historical...
Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 May 1999
GSA Bulletin (1999) 111 (5): 633–645.
... do not need a foundational metaphysics to ground their reasoning, as Lyell attempted with his uniformitarianism. Instead, geologists can benefit from understanding the formal conditions of what will count as true in these signs, a topic explored through the branch of philosophy known as semiotics...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/2009.1203(04)
... Symbolism, allegory, and metaphor pervade Athanasius Kircher’s (1602–1680) Mundus Subterraneus ( The Subterranean World ). Elements from the communicative theory of semiotics are useful for exploring Mundus Subterraneus and for illuminating the modern reactions to his works. Kircher used...
Book Chapter

Martin Bohle
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 08 June 2021
DOI: 10.1144/SP508-2019-213
EISBN: 9781786209955
... Abstract At present, only geoscientists utilize geoethics. However, geoethics may have broader, societal use. To illustrate this option, one combines theoretical insights that stem from complex–adaptive dynamics, social–ecological systems, semiotic–cultural psychology and geoethics...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/978-0-8137-1203-1-203.0.159
... considerations from both reductionist and holist perspectives; (3) a series of purely structural (semiotic) principles developing a stringent basis for the pragmatic, historic (diachronous) sciences as opposed to the categorical, timeless (achronous) sciences; and (4) “Steno’s ladder of knowledge,” by which he...
Journal Article
Published: 01 October 1989
Earth Sciences History (1989) 8 (2): 192–204.
... 111-115 Problems of time in Geology; E. E. Milanovsky ESH 08-02 116-122 Geologic Time: A Semiotic Probing; Conrado Paschoale and Silvia Figueiroa ESH 08-02 123-140 Forty Years of Thinking in front of the Alps: Saussure's (1796) Unpublished Theory of the Earth; Albert V. Carozzi...
Journal Article
Published: 01 October 1992
Earth Sciences History (1992) 11 (2): 103–112.
.... 1 , 103 p. Oldroyd , D. R. , 1991 , The Archaean controversy in Britain: Part 1–The Rocks of St David’s : Annals of Science , v. 48 , 1991 , p. 407 – 452 . Paschoale , C. , 1989 , Geology as semiotic of nature : Catholic Uni-versity, SP Masters dissertation , 180 p...
Journal Article
Published: 01 October 1999
Earth Sciences History (1999) 18 (2): 321.
... of symbols, or more generally, signs. Peirce’s semiotics, or semeiotics as he liked to spell it, was his theory of signs, which he never fully published himself. 59 The relevance for truth and its relation to belief is that semiotics leads to a kind of convergence theory of truth. The character of signs...
Journal Article
Published: 01 October 2019
Earth Sciences History (2019) 38 (2): 388–402.
... in relating the methodological approach of geology to that of semiotics and introduced the term geo-semiosis to emphasize the fundamental role of rock arrangements, viewed as ‘signs’ in geology. In such a perspective, the contribution of Steno has to be recognized as the first deliberate attempt to look...
Journal Article
Published: 01 October 2021
Earth Sciences History (2021) 40 (2): 293–331.
.... He was also superbly skilled in representing both the city and its natural environment. But his fantasy had no difficulty in playing out of scale with abstract symbols, that became convenient and unnoticed artefacts ( Vai 2015 ). Thus, Leonardo preceded his compatriot Galileo in pioneering semiotics...
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Published: 01 April 1990
Earth Sciences History (1990) 9 (1): 74–91.
.../semiotic discussion of the inferential and classificational earth sciences describes the four underlying stages or levels, in a hierarchical, reticulational, or hermeneutical model of (geo)scientific functioning. These four levels will also be recognized by afficionados as similar to those of Lakatos...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 22 June 2023
DOI: 10.1144/SP530-2022-155
EISBN: 9781786209627
... 2005 ) and the Arouca Declaration ( Associação Geoparque Arouca 2011 ). Geodiversity–culture relations are also an inseparable part of everyday life by being reflected in language. Thus, the linguistic or semiotic importance of geodiversity should be mentioned as well. This aspect may be considered...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 October 2004
Earth Sciences History (2004) 23 (2): 384–389.
... of Brazil’ (1875–1877). 13:168–173. Figueriroa, S. (1989). Geologic Time: A Semiotic Probing. 8:116–122. Fiorillo, A. R. (1990). E. D. Cope’s 1893 Expedition to the Dakotas Revisited. 9:57–61. Fisher, D. W. (1987). John Mason Clarke: James Hall’s Protégé-Successor. 6:114–118. Fleming, C...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1144/SP442.7
EISBN: 9781786202925
... reflection, I will re-exam the reasoning developed by Paschoale (1984) in regard to the importance of fieldwork in geological education. Supported by the semiotics of Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914), Paschoale starts by questioning what we teach to our students: the phenomena or the representation...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2007.273.01.02
EISBN: 9781862395213
... theories of myth in the social sciences and the humanities have attempted to characterize these general theories and their proponents, and to bring them forward through the end of the twentieth century into our era of semiotics, hermeneutics, deconstruction, and postmodernism. These have one fundamental...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1130/2006.2397(07)
... outcrop, the positioning of these map elements effects the information communicated by the map. The actual map composition—colors, cartography, line weight, distribution of labels and structure symbols—is a semiotic device designed for human communication. It is thus essential that the graphical aspects...
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