Document Type : علمی - پژوهشی


1 Allameh Tabataba'i University

2 Tarbiat Modares University



This study examines the process of transcendental movement of the existential subject in the novel “The coin that Suleiman found” based on the existential semiotics approach Eero Tarasti and Shaieri. In existential semiotics, the subject is an actor who is constantly passing between Dasein and Transcendence. This movement continues until it is equipped with the Modal of "knowing" and reaches transcendental Dasein by passing through different Dasein.

The main purpose of this study is to see how the ontic subject follows the path of transcendental movement in different Daseins and what force causes it to be thrown from one Dasein to another Dasein. The subject exists in the "realm of nothingness"; in this area, turbulent movement is formed on the axis of "Negation". A system of risk-taking is formed that forces the subject to take the first step to get out of the initial state to reach perfection.

The hypothesis of the research is the state of "nothingness" by the intervention of different forces puts the ontic subject on the path of transcendence and transgression and forces him to rebel against his current state and enter the first Dasein. Then, the subject breaks the barrier of several Daseins and reaches perfection by passing through them. Suleiman as the protagonist of this novel goes through the three stages of existential semiotics operation. In the first negative transcendental movement, he enters the Dasein state from the pre-sign. Then, by going through Act-sign, he reaches the post-sign which is the realm of perfection