Evolution of the “window”

  • Vefa Karatay Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
  • Yağmur Denizhan Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

Abstract

We propose a general model that integrates meta-system transition theory with biosemiotics on the basis of an “evolvable window” metaphor. The evolution of the “window” proceeds via meta-system transitions, during which new windows are created iteratively on the “inner” side of the preexisting ones, generating a “telescope” growing inwards starting from the “outside”. The tendency of “inwards growth” of the “telescope” can be explained in terms of the following circular causality: (1) the tendency leading from unity towards individualisation, (2) individual learning providing a basis for more complex semiotic interactions, (3) creation of additional, nonconflicting “values” leading to habit formation, (4) strong control bringing forth a unification at a higher (meta-system) level. Using the proposed metaphor we hope to provide clarity to the fluctuation between objectivity and subjectivity inherent to the circular causality loop described above.

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Published
2002-12-31
How to Cite
Karatay, V., & Denizhan, Y. (2002). Evolution of the “window”. Sign Systems Studies, 30(1), 259-270. https://doi.org/10.12697/SSS.2002.30.1.16
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