Brian Rotman’s monograph on the semiotics of zero is an unusual work for two reasons. First, it breaks the ever more damaging divorce between science and. Signifying nothing: The semiotics of zero. brian rotman. Uploaded by. Brian Rotman. Loading Preview. Sorry, preview is currently unavailable. You can. Signifying Nothing has 33 ratings and 6 reviews. Greg said: I have never really grasped semiotics. I get the general idea, one thing, the sign, points to.

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The Ghost in Turing’s Machine: The introduction of this metasign led to other, crazier metasigns. Share your thoughts with other customers. The idea behind this book is that the introduction of this nothingness into the three different spheres created quite a stir at first, they were ‘dangerous’ ideas in some respect, and then something strange happened the nothingness inherent in each of these three fields reflected back on itself, thus creating a sort of meta-nothingness that altered entirely the definition of the sitnifying nothingness and as a result ‘sanitized’ the concept itself, but at the risk of unleashing ramifications that nohhing be invisible in art I don’t know exactly how this works out, I’m sticking the cash money part that I can actually wrap my head around.

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I’m a terrible reader sometimes. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Like variables in math. But by no means is it a history of nothing. And the signs which lead to other signs couldn’t possibly have all been preceded by things because the painters paint scenes that they can’t see and the dollar no longer represents a certain amount of gold and it’s all out of control with Derrida running behind the slippery slippery signifiers shrieking, “I told you so!


Cites both Von Neumann and Derrida. Feb 23, Leonardo marked it as to-keep-reference.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. In Signifying NothingBrian Rotman looks at the unique position of “nothing” and “zero” in culture by studying the introduction of the zero in mathematics, the vanishing point in Western art, and imaginary money in economics.

Already the stuff found in the ground is a sign towards something that doesn’t really exist except in the collective acceptance that this thing you dug up is worth something. Emily rated it liked it Feb 26, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Layla rated it really liked it Apr 03, This pointing towards itself is the ‘meta’ move. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Signifying Nothing: The Semiotics of Zero

A delightful little book about the history of zero. This article has no associated abstract. This review is sort of a whole bunch of nonsense, and I’m realizing now that I completely missed explaining how nothin connected paper money to zero, but think of it as the cliff hanger that will make you want to seek out the book and read it.

Rotman – – Philosophy and Literature 19 2. Koterski – – New Scholasticism 54 1: History of Western Philosophy. Lists with This Book. Customers who bought this item also bought. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Seriously it’s an interesting book, and it utilizes many different disciplines to show the effect that zero has had on both society and on the concept itself. The Ghost notning Turing’s Machine: I would like to think so, but the ‘postmodern’ turns in the examples Rotman gives all happened in a time when Modernity wasn’t even getting ready to rear signifyng difficult little head.


Sign in to use this feature. Relish rated it really liked it Oct 19, Niklas rated it liked it Apr 07, Trivia About Signifying Nothin I have never really grasped semiotics. Request removal from index. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Mary rated it liked it Nov 09, What does it mean for a sign to point towards itself?

Summer rated it really liked it Jul 01, Leviathan and the Air-Pump: To ask other readers questions about Signifying Nothingplease sign up. Paper zignifying itself is nothing, rather it’s a sign that points towards something, that would be some kind of metal that has been granted the authority of having value that can be used to trade for ‘goods’.

But why doesn’t the concept of zero point to the mark “0”? Zero and its art and economic counterpartshe argues, is both a sign representing nothing and a metasign representing the absence of other signs. The argument of the book is that the concept of zero entered into the European mind at about the same time that paper money came to economics and the vanishing point into painting.

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