The French Presemiotic Approach

Guerino Mazzola, René Guitart, Jocelyn Ho, Alex Lubet, Maria Mannone, Matt Rahaim, Florian Thalmann

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The French school of diagrammatic philosophers was inspired by Gilles Deleuze’s comments on Bacon [258] and then elaborated upon and deepened by gesture theorists and philosophers, such as Gilles Châtelet [190] and Charles Alunni [24]. This important French approach to gestures reveals a delicate aspect of embodiment in that gestures are conceived as being presemiotic. Gestures—except when ‘tamed’ by social codes—are not signs in a semiotic environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Music Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameComputational Music Science
ISSN (Print)1868-0305
ISSN (Electronic)1868-0313

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