Intertheoricity: Plasticity, Elasticity and Hybridity of Theories. Part II: Semiotics of Transferogenesis

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Theories are processes modelled by thought. When they evolve in time, they are transformed and become new theories. They may cross from one academic discipline to another, then open up to new areas of human knowledge, mixing together the humanities, art, science and even spirituality. The way they are modelled reveals their plasticity and their elasticity is tested in their potential for transfer from one field to another, while the different contacts they make and mergers they undergo generate a certain hybridity. Plasticity, elasticity and hybridity are the triad which makes the transfer of theories possible.

1 François Rastier, « Objets culturels et performances sémiotiques, l’objectivation critique dans les sciences de la culture », p.21. Our emphasis.

2 Ibidem, p. 20.

3 Astrid G. « Pour une sémiotique diachronique des cultures : le "Moyen-Âge" aujourd’hui », in Textes, Documents, OEuvre : Perspectives sémiotiques, ed. Driss Ablali, Sémir Badir, Dominique Ducard, Cerisy-la-Salle- juillet 2012, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2014, 381-406.

4 Ibidem.

5 Ibidem.

6 Astrid G., « De la morale médiévale à l’éthique contemporaine: sémiotique de la valeur d’hier et d’aujourd’hui », in Valeurs. Aux Fondements de la sémiotique, ed.

Amir Biglari, L’Harmattan, 2015.

7 Ibidem

8 Algirdas Julien Greimas, « Un problème de sémiotique narrative : les objets de valeur », in Langages, Volume 8, Year 31, 1973, 20.

9 Ibidem.

10 Heraclitus of Epheseus.

11 Astrid G. « Pour une sémiotique diachronique des cultures : le "Moyen-Âge" aujourd’hui », in Textes, Documents, OEuvre : Perspectives sémiotiques, ed. Driss Ablali, Sémir Badir, Dominique Ducard, Cerisy-la-Salle, July 2012, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2014, 381-406.

12 Confirmed, for instance, for the symbol in Lévi-Strauss’ works.

13 The very principle of transfer and dynamics.

14 Any theory is brought to be adapted or revised, its meaning is brought to lead to mutations.

15 Cours de Linguistique Générale, p. 109. Our emphasis.

16 Cf. Schleiermacher, Brouillon zur Ethik, on "the ethical essence of the idea of culture" in Berner, 1995, p. 241.

17 François Rastier, « L’Action et le sens… », p. 210. http://www.revue-texto.net/Inedits/Rastier/Rastier_Action.html#4.2. « À l'époque contemporaine, la laïcisation de la connaissance a remplacé l'éthique par la psychologie ou par la philosophie de l'esprit, disciplines dominées par la problématique de la représentation et où l'action tient de fait peu de place. Parallèlement, les sciences humaines se trouvent en charge du social, dont l'éthique formulait la règle, ou en rivalité avec une théorie des idéologies. Même si les sciences humaines se sont séparées de la philosophie en refusant le problème du bien, il revient sans cesse sous diverses formes obliques, plus ou moins euphémiques, comme la prétention à la validité »/Nowadays, the laicization of knowledge has replaced ethics by psychology or by the philosophy of the spirit, disciplines dominated by the issues raised by representation and in which action tends to hold little room. In parallel, human sciences are in charge with the social aspects, whose rules are formulated by ethics, or in rivalry with a theory of ideologies. Even though human sciences have broken off from philosophy by refusing the problem of the good, it ceaselessly returns under various oblique forms, more or less euphemic, such as the pretension to validity”.

18 In all cosmogonies of the world we encounter five elements that any genesis originates from.

19 We thank François Rastier for his reading and suggestions.

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