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Semiotics frequently is seen as having important anthropological dimensions; for example, Umberto Eco proposes that every cultural phenomenon may be studied as communication.[2] Some semioticians focus on the logical dimensions of the science, however. They examine areas belonging also to the life sciences – such as how organisms make predictions about, and adapt to, their semiotic niche in the world (see semiosis). In general, semiotic theories take signs or sign systems as their object of study: the communication of information in living organisms is covered in biosemiotics (including zoosemiotics). Syntactics is the branch of semiotics that deals with the formal properties of signs and symbols.[3] More precisely, syntactics deals with the "rules that govern how words are combined to form phrases and sentences".[4] Terminology[edit] Ferdinand de Saussure, however, founded his semiotics, which he called semiology, in the social sciences: History[edit] Formulations[edit] Branches[edit] Notes Related:  Esoteric studiesInformationxxyron

Favorite Occult movies? : occult Welcome to The Anatomy Wiki - The Anatomy Wiki The Sanguine Sex - Magazine In the middle of a hot New York summer 60 years ago, my mother and her two roommates were invited to spend a weekend at Fire Island. The three girls, recent nursing-school graduates, worked together at Bellevue and were sharing the rent on their first apartment. When a fourth young nurse of their acquaintance overheard them talking about the trip, she asked if she and her young man, a resident at the hospital, could borrow the apartment while they were away. In those days, lovers had to seize on those kinds of opportunities to be alone together. The apartment key was given to the friend, no big deal, and my mother and her roommates left for the beach. They returned late Sunday evening, in a commotion of kicked-off shoes and set-down carryalls and switched-on lights. What happened next, I don’t know. About 15 years before my mother took her weekend trip to Fire Island, she was a little girl living in Brooklyn in a bad situation. I was told to undress and lie in the bathtub, which I did.

The Name of the Rose The Name of the Rose is the first novel by Italian author Umberto Eco. It is a historical murder mystery set in an Italian monastery in the year 1327, an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. First published in Italian in 1980 under the title Il nome della rosa, it appeared in English in 1983, translated by William Weaver. Plot summary[edit] The aedificium's labyrinth Franciscan friar William of Baskerville and his novice Adso of Melk travel to a Benedictine monastery in Northern Italy to attend a theological disputation. Characters[edit] Primary characters William of Baskerville—main protagonist, a Franciscan friarAdso of Melk—narrator, Benedictine novice accompanying William At the monastery Outsiders Major themes[edit] Title[edit] Much attention has been paid to the mystery of what the title of the novel refers to. Perhaps this is a deliberate mis-translation. Allusions[edit] To other works[edit]

Complete Styles List. - Way of the Samurai 4 Message Board for PlayStation 3 All Credit goes to this topic and everyone in it. I took the final results and consolidated them into one. Little extra Credit to EB_Nall for starting the topic and Kausgrove whose list I directly yanked/added to/touched up. :P Note* Generic NPCS mean Thugs/ Constables/Ronin/Prajna etc etc etc. except the Amihama Invaders. Jo-dan Yato: 1st Opponent during Independent Tournament. Chu-dan Goshi: Jubei- Amihama eightJackson: Kotetsu- Amihama eightMushin: Starting styleZabi: Gambling den Mistress, Amihama eight. Ge-dan Tsubo: Kobato Amihama eight.Osha: Generic NPC. Waki Flannel: Shingeru Moro -Road to Ruin ending. Iai Sa-Muraitto: Blind Samurai Tournament oppenent. One-Handed Torikata: NPCsWisdom: New Commander, kill Melinda. ShinobiSaiga: Generic NPCs.

Metaphysics Metaphysics is a traditional branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world that encompasses it,[1] although the term is not easily defined.[2] Traditionally, metaphysics attempts to answer two basic questions in the broadest possible terms:[3] Ultimately, what is there?What is it like? Prior to the modern history of science, scientific questions were addressed as a part of metaphysics known as natural philosophy. Originally, the term "science" (Latin scientia) simply meant "knowledge". Etymology[edit] However, once the name was given, the commentators sought to find intrinsic reasons for its appropriateness. There is a widespread use of the term in current popular literature which replicates this understanding, i.e. that the metaphysical equates to the non-physical: thus, "metaphysical healing" means healing by means of remedies that are not physical.[8] Central questions[edit] Cosmology and cosmogony[edit] Determinism and free will[edit] [edit]

News ::: Columbia Engineers Prove Graphene is Strongest Material July 21, 2008 Columbia Engineers Prove Graphene is the Strongest Material Research scientists at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science have achieved a breakthrough by proving that the carbon material graphene is the strongest material ever measured. Graphene holds great promise for the development of nano-scale devices and equipment. It consists of a single layer of graphite atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, similar to a honeycomb. As a two-dimensional material, every atom is exposed to the surface. Until now, graphene’s estimated strength, elasticity and breaking point were based on complex computer modeling theories. “Our team sidestepped the size issue by creating samples small enough to be defect-free,” said Columbia Professor Jeffrey Kysar. The studies were conducted by postdoctoral researcher Changgu Lee and graduate student Xiaoding Wei, in the research groups of mechanical engineering professors Kysar and James Hone.

UC Students Propose Alternative To Tuition Increases hide captionA student prepares to speak in opposition to proposed tuition increases at a University of California Board of Regents meeting in July 2011. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A student prepares to speak in opposition to proposed tuition increases at a University of California Board of Regents meeting in July 2011. Chris LoCascio, a junior at UC Riverside, feared that there was no end in sight for tuition increases at the University of California. What if, he says, "instead of charging students upfront for their education, students would attend the UC with no upfront costs whatsoever"? Under the Fix UC proposal, the bill would not come due until students graduate and start making money. "Under our proposal, students would pay 5 percent of their income for 20 years" following graduation, Locacio says. Fix UC recently presented the idea to the university regents. Not A New Idea It's an appealing idea to some, but not a brand new one. Erin Mahoney Attractive, Problematic Proposal

Syllogism A syllogism (Greek: συλλογισμός – syllogismos – "conclusion," "inference") is a kind of logical argument that applies deductive reasoning to arrive at a conclusion based on two or more propositions that are asserted or assumed to be true. In its earliest form, defined by Aristotle, from the combination of a general statement (the major premise) and a specific statement (the minor premise), a conclusion is deduced. For example, knowing that all men are mortal (major premise) and that Socrates is a man (minor premise), we may validly conclude that Socrates is mortal. Syllogistic arguments are usually represented in a three-line form (without sentence-terminating periods): All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates is mortal The word "therefore" is usually either omitted or replaced by the symbol "∴" Early history[edit] From the Middle Ages onwards, categorical syllogism and syllogism were usually used interchangeably. Aristotle[edit] Medieval Scholarship[edit] Boethius John Buridan

Way of the Samurai 4 FAQ/Walkthrough for PlayStation 3 by EVERYTHING69 Way of the Samurai 4 FAQ Author: EVERYTHING26 Version: 1.00 Intro: Welcome to my 2nd FAQ, I intend this FAQ to cover getting not only the platinum of the game but eventually getting every unlockable as well. Right now this guide is not complete I still need to cover Night Crawling, fishing, swords and minor jobs and likely need to check and make sure a lot of these things are 100% correct so feel free to contribute my info is at the bottom of this FAQ. Spoiler warning! Controls You can see the basic controls in the main menu under Manual before selecting new game or load, so this is to explain in detail what you need to know. Basic gameplay controls are left stick for movement, right stick camera control. direction buttons are used to select items/ sword and stances mid battle. Fighting controls: L1 draws or sheathes your sword. R2: R2 brings up the quick change menu, the most important option in here is reversing your sword. Jumping You jump with circle. How to Play Gameplay basics Difficulty

Virtual Particles: What are they? The term “virtual particle” is an endlessly confusing and confused subject for the layperson, and even for the non-expert scientist. I have read many books for laypeople (yes, I was a layperson once myself, and I remember, at the age of 16, reading about this stuff) and all of them talk about virtual particles and not one of them has ever made any sense to me. So I am going to try a different approach in explaining it to you. The best way to approach this concept, I believe, is to forget you ever saw the word “particle” in the term. Analogy time (and a very close one mathematically); think about a child’s swing. Fig. 1: Two electrons approach each other; they generate a disturbance in the electromagnetic field (the photon field); this disturbance pushes them apart, and their paths are bent outward. Fig. 3: An electron may naively be thought of as a ripple of minimum intensity --- the minimal ripple --- in an electron field. Fig. 5: As in Figure 3, for a photon. Like this: Like Loading...

The 100 Best Lifehacks of 2010: The Year in Review Happy New Year everyone! It’s the first week of 2011 and many of us are getting ready to kick off the brand new year with a big bang. As we start off 2011 with our new resolutions and goals, let us now look back at the best posts at Lifehack in the past year. In this review post, I have gathered 100 of the best LifeHack articles in 2010. These articles have been selected based on your votes and how much YOU have talked about them in social media (Facebook and Twitter). I have categorized these 100 articles into 11 main categories of Overall Personal Growth, Maximizing Productivity & GTD, Lifestyle & Habits, Inspiration & Motivation, Goal Achievement & Success, Emotional Mastery, People Skills & Relationships, Communications & Writing, Business & Career, Creativity & Inspiration, Family and Miscellaneous. Do not attempt to read this whole post at once! Let me start off with the top 10 most popular life hack posts out of the 100s of posts published in 2010. Overall Personal Growth Family