Category Archives: semiotics

Pragmaticism – the new possibility of a scientific archaeology as seen in the light of the history of archaeology

An old paper of mine, originally written in 2011 or 2012, is now out in the Baltic series Interarchaeologia. It can be found by following this link to academia.edu.

Pragmaticism – the new possibility of a scientific archaeology as seen in the light of the history of archaeology

An old paper of mine, originally written in 2011 or 2012, is now out in the Baltic series Interarchaeologia. It can be found by following this link to academia.edu.

Animal pragmatism

My contribution to the 2012 EAA session Animal agency? is now available in extended article draft form over at academia.edu. The paper is called Animal pragmatism. Take a look if you’re interested. It’s unlikely the paper will ever be published.

Animal pragmatism

My contribution to the 2012 EAA session Animal agency? is now available in extended article draft form over at academia.edu. The paper is called Animal pragmatism. Take a look if you’re interested. It’s unlikely the paper will ever be published.

The real magic of archaeology

This afternoon I went to hear a panel discussion about artifacts without borders. The topic was ylirajaisuus, which I don’t have a very good translation for. Transboundary artifact or transboundary object comes close, I think. It was organized by Artefacta,

The real magic of archaeology

This afternoon I went to hear a panel discussion about artifacts without borders. The topic was ylirajaisuus, which I don’t have a very good translation for. Transboundary artifact or transboundary object comes close, I think. It was organized by Artefacta,

The Commens Dictionary of Peirce’s Terms

For as long as I have studied Peirce I have found one site very helpful. I am sure almost everyone interested in Peirce must know about this but in case there is anyone not familiar with The Commens, here it

The Commens Dictionary of Peirce’s Terms

For as long as I have studied Peirce I have found one site very helpful. I am sure almost everyone interested in Peirce must know about this but in case there is anyone not familiar with The Commens, here it

Is the scientific paper a fraud?

Much of scientific communication takes place in scientific papers, but the scientific paper has also received a lot of critique. In 1963 Peter Medawar (1991, 228–233) wrote that the scientific paper is a fraud. Not because it contains misinformation, but

Is the scientific paper a fraud?

Much of scientific communication takes place in scientific papers, but the scientific paper has also received a lot of critique. In 1963 Peter Medawar (1991, 228–233) wrote that the scientific paper is a fraud. Not because it contains misinformation, but

Archaeolog

A short article I wrote on objects and habits for the weblog Archaeolog is now online (follow the link). Let me know what you think.

Archaeolog

A short article I wrote on objects and habits for the weblog Archaeolog is now online (follow the link). Let me know what you think.

Helsinki Metaphysical Club

In the 1860s Charles Peirce started a club called the Metaphysical Club. This is where pragmatism was more or less born. In 1997 a bunch of Finnish postgraduate students started a discussion group for people interested in pragmatism. Following Peirce,

Helsinki Metaphysical Club

In the 1860s Charles Peirce started a club called the Metaphysical Club. This is where pragmatism was more or less born. In 1997 a bunch of Finnish postgraduate students started a discussion group for people interested in pragmatism. Following Peirce,

Oscar day seminar

Any archaeologist interested in philosophy or semiotics should mark their calendar for the Oscar day seminar to be held this December in Helsinki. The deadline for paper abstracts was November the 1st, but I’m sure they are still accepting them.

Oscar day seminar

Any archaeologist interested in philosophy or semiotics should mark their calendar for the Oscar day seminar to be held this December in Helsinki. The deadline for paper abstracts was November the 1st, but I’m sure they are still accepting them.

BASE 5

The fifth BASE (Baltic Archaeological Seminar) seminar is supposed to be held in Tartu, Estonia in October. This time the topic is “Archaeology today: things to be changed”. I sent in a presentation proposal in April but have not heard

BASE 5

The fifth BASE (Baltic Archaeological Seminar) seminar is supposed to be held in Tartu, Estonia in October. This time the topic is “Archaeology today: things to be changed”. I sent in a presentation proposal in April but have not heard

Simulation and the hyperreal

Jean Baudrillard has stated that the postmodern culture is dominated by simulation. Objects have no firm origin, no referent, no ground or foundation (Baudrillard 1988: 1). This aspect of postmodernism is a very modern phenomenon. Postmodernism continues the modern condition

Simulation and the hyperreal

Jean Baudrillard has stated that the postmodern culture is dominated by simulation. Objects have no firm origin, no referent, no ground or foundation (Baudrillard 1988: 1). This aspect of postmodernism is a very modern phenomenon. Postmodernism continues the modern condition