Space as a Semantic Unit of a Language Consciousness
Objective. Conceptualization of the definition of space as a semantic unit of language consciousness.
Materials & Methods. A structural-ontological approach is used in the work, the methodology of which has been tested and applied in order to analyze the subject matter area of psychology, psycholinguistics and other social sciences, as well as in interdisciplinary studies of complex systems. Mathematical representations of space as a set of parallel series of events (Alexandrov) were used as the initial theoretical basis of the structural-ontological analysis. In this case, understanding of an event was considered in the context of the definition adopted in computer science – a change in the object properties registered by the observer.
Results. The negative nature of space realizes itself in the subject-object structure, the components interaction of which is characterized by a change – a key property of the system under study. Observer’s registration of changes is accompanied by spatial focusing (situational concretization of the field of changes) and relating of its results with the field of potentially distinguishable changes (subjective knowledge about «changing world»). The indicated correlation performs the function of space identification in terms of recognizing its properties and their subjective significance, depending on the features of the observer`s motivational sphere. As a result, the correction of the actual affective dynamics of the observer is carried out, which structures the current perception of space according to principle of the semantic fractal. Fractalization is a formation of such a subjective perception of space, which supposes the establishment of semantic accordance between the situational field of changes, on the one hand, and the worldview, as well as the motivational characteristics of the observer, on the other.
Conclusions. Performed structural-ontological analysis of the system formed by the interaction of the perceptual function of the psyche and the semantic field of the language made it possible to conceptualize the space as a field of changes potentially distinguishable by the observer, structurally organized according to the principle of the semantic fractal. The compositional features of the fractalization process consist in fact that the semantic fractal of space is relevant to the product of the difference between the situational field of changes and the field of potentially distinguishable changes, adjusted by the current configuration of the observer`s value-needs hierarchy and reduced by his actual affective dynamics.
Aleksandrov, A.D. (1979). O filosofskom soderzhanii teorii otnositelnosti [On the philosophical content of the theory of relativity]. Eynshteyn i filosofskie problemyi fiziki XX veka – Einstein and the philosophical problems of twentieth-century physics (pp. 117–137). Moscow: Nauka [in Russian].
Dictionarycom (2020). Space [Online]. [16 February 2020]. Available from: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/space
Humanitarian Encyclopedia (2020). Prostranstvo [Space]. [Online]. [13 February 2020]. Available from: https://gtmarket.ru/concepts/6948 [in Russian].
Nikolaeva, Е.V. (2014). Fraktalyi gorodskoy kulturyi [Fractals of urban culture]. St. Petersburg. Strata [in Russian].
Stepin, V.S. (2001). Novaya filosofskaya entsiklopediya [New philosophical encyclopedia] (Vols. 1–4). Мoscow. Myisl. [in Russian].
Hawking, S. (2018). Brief answers to the big questions. Spacetime publications.
Shymko, V. (2018a). In Pursuit of the Functional Definition of a Mind: The Inevitability of the Language Ontology. PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, 23(1), 327–346. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1211593
Shymko, V. (2018b). In Pursuit of the Functional Definition of a Mind: the Pivotal Role of a Discourse. PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, 24(1), 403–424. https://doi.org/10.31470/2309-1797-2018-24-1-403-424
Shymko, V. (2018с) S chego nachinaetsya sistemnoe vospriyatie, ili Chem otlichaetsya steyk ot singulyarnosti? [How does systemic perception begin, or what is the difference between a steak and a singularity?]. [Online]. [13 February 2020]. Available from: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1880669 [in Russian].
Shymko, V. (2019a). Natural Language Understanding: Methodological Conceptualization. PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, 25(1), 431–443. https://doi.org/10.31470/2309-1797-2019-25-1-431-443
Shymko, V. (2019b). Structural ontology of the cognition with Dr. Shymko: Zenodoorg. [Online]. [10 October 2019]. Available from: https://zenodo.org/communities/structural-ontology/
Shymko, V. (2019с). Gorodskoe prostranstvo: strukturno-ontologicheskiy eskiz [Urban space: structural-ontological sketch]. [Online]. [13 February 2020]. Available from: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3520459 [in Russian].
StudFiles (2020). Orientirovochnyiy refleks i vnimanie [Orientational reflex and attention]. [Online]. [16 February 2020]. Available from: https://studfile.net/preview/3537475/page:12/ [in Russian].
Sutter, P.M. (2018). Your Place in the Universe: Understanding Our Big, Messy Existence. Prometheus Books.
Tarasenko, V.V. (2002). Fraktalnaya logika [Fractal logic]. Moscow: Progress-Tradition. [in Russian].
Voloshinov, А.V. (2002). Ob estetike fraktalov i fraktalnosti iskusstva [On the aesthetics of fractals and fractality of art]. Sinergeticheskaya paradigma – Synergetic paradigm (pp. 213–246). Мoscow. Progress-Traditsiya [in Russian].
Wikipedia (2020a). Event (philosophy). [Online]. [13 February 2020]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_(philosophy)
Wikipedia (2020b). Set (mathematics) [Online]. [16 February 2020]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set_(mathematics)
Wikipedia (2020c). Field (physics). [Online]. [16 February 2020]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_(physics)
Abstract views: 240 PDF Downloads: 58 PDF Downloads: 46
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.