Au-delà de la signification: L'interprétant de Peirce comme condition métasémiotique de la communication

Translated title of the contribution: Beyond meaning: Peirce’s interpretant as a meta-semiotic condition for communication

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In Bergsonism, we come to a halt when it comes to communication because it involves static immobile elements such as concepts and words, which, for Bergson, make it impossible to gain an adequate understanding of each other’s nature. Peirce offers an epistemological model, where the immobility of a linguistic sign is dissolved in semiosis. Peirce’s concept of interpretant, reflecting the dynamic relation of the subject, object and the sign that is being interpreted, offers a model of cognition that is based on the dynamism of meaning making, which provides a foundation for communication as a meaning making process, a case of duration in its own right.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)151-176
Number of pages26
JournalESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Bergson
  • Communication
  • Interpretant
  • Peirce
  • Semiosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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