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That mother lode of pure gold is far from exhausted. , Sebeok 1989b:63) Susanne Langer (18951985) has long been regarded as "the philosopher most influenced by Cassirer" (Krois 1987:12). Morris considered her, together with Wilbur M.

132) or with those of Johnson, who died when Peirce was twenty-eight. By then, Peirce had already published more than what is now encompassed in the initial tome of his chronological writings (1982, covering 18571866). Mallery, furthermore, is never mentioned by Peirce, or vice versa, although I am convinced, with Max H. Fisch and Jean Umiker-Sebeok, that the two must at least have known of each other, and may well have intermingled socially (for grounds, see Umiker-Sebeok and Sebeok 1978:xxxii n.

A. Richards). He deems Peirce's efforts to have been ''heroic and unavailing'' (Percy 1981:187), but the latter adjective surely no longer describes the state of this affair. Rather prematurely and, I think, uncritically, Percy grasps at an idea proposed by the late Norman Geschwind, who allegedly uncovered in the cortex the neurophysical substrate for the triadic structure of the symbolic act (Percy 1981:326327). Intriguing to me is the opposition Percy draws (alas, after Ludwig Binswanger's existential analysis school of thought, not its semiotically far more sophisticated primary source) between Umwelt and Welt: he holds that the first-mentioned, constituting the environment of a sign-using (by which he means "nonspeaking") creature, contrasts with that of the world of a speaking organism in "that there are gaps in the former but none in the latter" (1981:203).

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