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see transmigration of soulstransmigration of souls
or metempsychosis
[Gr.,=change of soul], a belief common to many cultures, in which the soul passes from one body to another, either human, animal, or inanimate.
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Instead, what we have is a succession of interpretants where each time one interpretant surpasses another, the second sign is surpassed by yet another in a third sign and so forth ad infinitum: the text is another instance of the tortoise's metempsychoses as it flourishes in its transmigrations from one text to another.