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Books: Philosophy of Language: Trabant, Ward (Trans)

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  1. kkaneta, Vico's New Science of Ancient Signs: Trabant, Ward (Trans)

Message 1: Vico's New Science of Ancient Signs: Trabant, Ward (Trans)

Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 12:47:17 -0400 (EDT)
From: kkaneta <>
Subject: Vico's New Science of Ancient Signs: Trabant, Ward (Trans)

Title: Vico's New Science of Ancient Signs
Subtitle: A Study of Sematology
Series Title: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics 

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	Routledge (Taylor and Francis) 

Author: Jurgen Trabant
Translator: Sean Ward 

Hardback: ISBN: 0415309875, Pages: 176, Price: U.S. $ 95.00 


Giambattista Vico considered his greatest philosophical achievement to
be his discovery that early humans spoke in 'poetic
characters'. Vico's New Science is thus also a philosophy of signs or
semata. Jurgen Trabant reads the profound insights into human semiosis
contained in Vico's 'sematology' as both a spirited rejection of
Cartesian philosophy and an early critique of enlightened
logocentricism. Sean Ward's translation makes this work available to
an English-reading audience for the first time.

Lingfield(s):	History of Linguistics
		Philosophy of Language
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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