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Title: Vico's New Science of Ancient Signs
Subtitle: A Study of Sematology
Written By: Jürgen Trabant
Translated By: Sean Ward
Series Title: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
History of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415309875
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 176
Prices: U.S. $ 95.00