Universitatea „Ovidius” din Constanţa, Facultatea de Litere “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Faculty of Letters
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3 / 2013
Istorie si studii culturale
Paradigms in change (Pages from a report on current knowledge in human sciences)
The present article proposes a semantic augmentation of the concept of paradigm with definitions taken from information theory, in order to achieve a better taxonomical effectiveness. Within the context of contemporary scientific mentalities, two identitary paradigms can be traced: the linguistic one, based on Saussurianism, and the cognitive one, located on the frontier uniting psychoanalysis with neurosciences. The aim of the article is to identify the isomorphisms between paradigms, the knots of common signification.
Keywords: contemporary scientific paradigms, Saussurianism, cognitivism, signification, meme