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

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
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