[Johann Wolfgang von Goethe]
iconic indexical integrated indexical symbolic interactions patterns levels multi-level systems convergence divergence integrated divergence emergence REFERENCE Deacon, T.W. (1997). The symbolic species: The co-evolution of language and the brain. New York: Norton.
Reflexivity refers to circular relationships between cause and effect. A reflexive relationship is bidirectional with both the cause and the effect affecting one another in a relationship in which neither can be assigned as causes or effects. Reference Reflexivity | Wikipedia
Etiology is the study of causation, or origination. The word is derived from the Greek αἰτιολογία, aitiologia, “giving a reason for” (αἰτία, aitia, “cause”; and -λογία, –logia). Reference Etiology | Wikipedia
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