Publication details for Prof Mikhail EpsteinEpstein, Mikhail (2008). Semiurgy: from Language Analysis to Language Synthesis. Russian Journal of Communication 1(1): 24-41.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 1940-9419 (print), 1940-9427 (online)
- Further publication details on publisher web site
Author(s) from Durham
The article focuses on the transition from language analysis to language synthesis as a new strategy in the performative humanities of the early 21st century. In addition to semiotics, the practical discipline of semiurgy (signformation) is described in the context of growing creative potential of electronic communications. For philosophy, it means the turn to linguistic vitalism as an attempt to synthesize the legacies of Nietzsche and Wittgenstein.