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Joshua DiCaglio

Joshua DiCaglio

Ph.D. Candidate

College of English


My project explores the rhetorical and philosophical problems related to scale, both in the humanities and in the sciences.   The aim is to address the phenomenological and hermeneutic struggles that occur when we encounter much larger or much smaller views of reality. One aspect of this encounter is the discerning of meaning on multiple scales, which first becomes apparent through information theory and biosemiotics. Scaling these kinds of informatic loops allows a reconceptualizing of the meaning of meaning and the scope of and relationship between what different kinds of discourse describe.