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Communication/Morris/Habermas: Morris has introduced the semiotic basic concepts of signs, sign interpretation, sign meaning etc. with the help of the behavioral basic concepts in such a way that the structural relationship between intention and meaning can be described objectivistically, i.e. without anticipating the understanding of rule-guided behavior. (1) HabermasVsMorris: Morris refers to his teacher G.H. Mead, but misses his N.B.: Mead understands the meaning structure inherent to in animal behavior as a property of interaction systems that ensures a prior commonality between the organisms involved, initially established on an instinctive basis. The internalisation gradually replaces the instinct regulation by the cultural tradition running through linguistic communication.
MeadVsMorris: it is not enough to attribute consistent interpretations,
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identical meanings must be required. The constancy of meaning of the symbols must not only be given by themselves, but must be recognizable for the symbol users themselves.
1.Ch. Morris, Foundations of the Theory of Sings, Int. Found of the Unity of Sciences, Vol 1. Chicago, 1938; Ch. Morris, Sings, Language and Behavior, N.Y: 1946; Ch. Morris, Pragmatische Semiotik und Handlungstheorie, Frankfurt 1988.
Der philosophische Diskurs der Moderne Frankfurt 1988
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. I Frankfurt/M. 1981
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. II Frankfurt/M. 1981