The Edusemiotics of Images: Essays on the Art-Science of Tarot By Inna Semetsky

  • Elizabeth Scheer

Abstract

In The Edusemiotics of Images: Essays on the Art-Science of Tarot, Inna Semetsky argues for a critical method of education grounded in tarot reading. Stating that tarot “can be a profound motivational force†in shaping how we grow and act (3), the author mobilizes discourses in deconstruction and pragmatism to argue that we can approach tarot as a form of semiotics and, in turn, as a method of moral instruction, as the meaning of each card marshals the reader towards a deeper and more ethical engagement with the world. The book is a series of thought experiments, each chapter taking on some aspect of tarot and arguing for its pedagogical use...

Published
2021-07-01
Section
Book Reviews/Review Essays