Semiosis and Human Understanding
Honorary Professor of the New Bulgarian University - for his contribution in the sphere of semiotics and philosophy and the development of the Master’s and Doctor’s programs in semiotics at NBU.
John Deely is an American philosopher and semiotician. He is a Professor of Philosophy at the Center for Thomistic Studies of the University of St. Thomas (Houston).
His main research concerns the role of semiosis in mediating objects and things. He specifically investigates the manner in which experience itself is a dynamic structure (or web) woven of triadic relations (signs in the strict sense) whose elements or terms (representamens, significates and interpretants) interchange positions and roles over time in the spiral of semiosis. He was 2006-2007 Executive Director of the Semiotic Society of America.
One of his books, Basics of Semiotics, has gone through 7 expanded editions across 11 languages.