Thinking and Meaning

The thinking man's guide to creating connections.

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Word Origin

1. of or relating to cognition; concerned with the act or process of knowing, perceiving, etc. :
cognitive development; cognitive functioning.
2. of or relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.



[see-mee-ot-iks, sem-ee-, see-mahy-]

Word Origin

noun, (used with a singular verb)
1. the study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior; the analysis of systems of communication, as language, gestures, or clothing.
2. a general theory of signs and symbolism, usually divided into the branches of pragmatics, semantics, and syntactics.


What Is Cognitive Semiotics?

As the name implies, it entails thinking about how we use symbols and signs to communicate with each other. In today’s day and age, that means our hand-held smartphones.

With this novel development in our history, how should we think about these powerful computers that we carry with us? Can we trust who’s connecting with us via our phones?

Should we accept that anyone can reach us at any time?

Should we demand our privacy be respected?

As we explore these topics, we will discuss the use of smartphones and how we can achieve balance in our daily lives.