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Guesses At Some Riddles

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This chapter discusses the question of the nature of Trinitarian in the context of the merits and limitations of the traditional 'psychological' and 'social' analogies for the Trinity. It also discusses the ways in which the semiotic model coheres most closely with the psychological analogies. The chapter outlines Peirce's semiotic approach to the self. The author argues that Peirce's account of selfhood presents a critique of the psychological and social analogies alike, yet also suggests a way in which the insights of each of those approaches may be integrated without incorporating the troublesome consequences of either. The author also argues that the semiotic model invites a parallel argument, to the effect that the 'goodness' of creation is, in a sense, guaranteed and sealed by the reality of the ever-emergent Firstness that is a 'likeness' of the Father's role in the perichoretic unity of the Trinitarian persons.

Keywords: Peirce's semiotic approach; psychological analogies; semiotic model; Trinitarian persons



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