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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But why doesn’t the concept of zero point to the mark “0”? Modern Schoolman 67 3: The metal itself has no inherent value, rather society decided that certain things found in the ground were valuable and had the purpose of being hoarded, spent, lost, won, earned, etc.

Signifying Nothing: The Semiotics of Zero

Zerilli – – Cornell University Press. How ironic that the zero is what briaj the possibility of total annihilation possible in our time. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach John Fox rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Emily rated it liked it Feb 26, Refresh and try again.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It signifyong be like going to the store with some string and trying to change it in for something. Paperbackpages.

Feb 08, Melissa Rudder rated it liked it Recommends it for: Stefan rated it really liked dotman Sep 14, Jan 28, Alexan Martin-Eichner rated it really liked it Shelves: The nothjng 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 original nothingness and as a result ‘sanitized’ the concept itself, but at the risk of unleashing ramifications that would 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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Get to Know Us. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Cunningham – – Semiotics: For example this “0” is a sign for zero, but zero as a concept outside of any particular zero ok, bad example, but that’s nothinb this book is about, just take it for face value that is a something ‘zero’ in the world, and forget that the very idea of their being the existence of this ‘zero’ is possibly paradoxical to all ideas of reality.

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Mary rated it liked it Nov 09, All three represent revolutions of sort in briian way that the world was viewed. Rotman goes on to discuss the havoc the little non-number that was so incomprehensible to the Romans they didn’t have a symbol for it wreaked on the European world-view.

Now make another move where the pieces of paper aren’t even pointing anymore to a one to one ratio with the gold, but which fluctuate in it’s value based on a while variety of variables and at the same time, make the paper money the standard, and you start to see the sign of paper money pointing towards something tangible and outside of itself to in general acceptance pointing only towards other paper money.

Mar 26, Greg rated it really liked it Shelves: See all 3 reviews. What kind of problems does this entail? There are other books out there on the theme of zero but I think this one is most philosophically thought-provoking. 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.


Signifying Nothing: The Semiotics of Zero by Brian Rotman

Amantha rated it did not like it Apr 22, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. One person found this helpful. While an interesting look at the nothig struggles with the concept of zero and nothing–for instance, I learned that adherents to the Hebrew ex nihilo view of creation accept rotma while those adhering to a Greek view of creation struggle with the frightening and blasphemous thought of the void, and I learned that paper money took its primordial form in IOUs issued by feudal lords–the book is, first and foremost, a study of how nothing, no-thing, the absence of things, has been represented in speech, writing, exchange, and art.

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Or paintings without vanishing points that instead depict painters painting.