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On the Medieval Theory of Signs.

Author: Umberto Eco; Costantino Marmo; Shona Kelly
Publisher: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1989.
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In the course of the long debate on the nature and the classification of signs, from Boethius to Ockham, there are at least three lines of thought: the Stoic heritage, that influences Augustine, Abelard, Francis Bacon; the Aristotelian tradition, stemming from the commentaries on De Interpretatione; the discussion of the grammarians, from Priscian to the Modistae. Modern interpreters are frequently misled by the  Read more...
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Eco, Umberto.
On the Medieval Theory of Signs.
Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©1989
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco; Costantino Marmo; Shona Kelly
ISBN: 9789027286048 9027286043
OCLC Number: 712015669
Description: 1 online resource (235 pages)
Contents: ON THE MEDIEVAL THEORY OF SIGNS; ON THE MEDIEVAL THEORY OF SIGNS; Editorial page; Editorial page; Title page; Title page; Copyright page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Table of contents; Preface; Preface; Section I; Section I; On animal language in the medieval classification of signs*; On animal language in the medieval classification of signs*; Denotation; Denotation; Section II; Section II; Thomas Aquinas: Natural semiotics and the epistemological process; Thomas Aquinas: Natural semiotics and the epistemological process. Sicut tabernarius vinum significat per circulum: Directions in contemporary interpretations of the ModistaeSicut tabernarius vinum significat per circulum: Directions in contemporary interpretations of the Modistae; Ontology and semantics in the logic of Duns Scotus*; Ontology and semantics in the logic of Duns Scotus*; Mental signs and the theory of representation in Ockham; Mental signs and the theory of representation in Ockham; The series Foundations of Semiotics; The series Foundations of Semiotics.

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In the course of the long debate on the nature and the classification of signs, from Boethius to Ockham, there are at least three lines of thought: the Stoic heritage, that influences Augustine, Abelard, Francis Bacon; the Aristotelian tradition, stemming from the commentaries on De Interpretatione; the discussion of the grammarians, from Priscian to the Modistae. Modern interpreters are frequently misled by the fact that the various authors regularly used the same terms. Such a homogeneous terminology, however, covers profound theoretical differences. The aim of these essays is to show that t.

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