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Four ages of understanding : the first postmodern survey of philosophy from ancient times to the turn of the twenty-first century

Author: John Deely
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2001] ©2001
Series: Toronto studies in semiotics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first full-scale demonstration of the centrality of the theory of signs to the history of philosophy, Four Ages of Understanding provides a new vantage point from which to review and reinterpret the development of intellectual culture at the threshold of "globalization."
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Livres numériques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Deely, John N.
Four ages of understanding.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001275147
(OCoLC)44906016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Deely
ISBN: 9781442675032 1442675039
OCLC Number: 244768158
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 1019 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface: the boundary of time --
1. Society and civilization: the prelude to philosophy --
2. Philosophy as physics --
3. The Golden Age: philosophy expands its horizon --
4. The final Greek centuries and the overlap of Neoplatonism with Christianity --
5. The geography of the Latin age --
6. The so-called Dark Ages --
7. Cresting a wave: the second stage --
8. The fate of sign in the later Latin age --
9. Three outcomes, two Ddstinies --
10. The road not taken --
11. Beyond the Latin umwelt: science comes of age --
12. The founding fathers: Rene Descartes and John Locke --
13. Synthesis and successors: the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde --
14. Locke again: the scheme of human knowledge --
15. Charles Sanders Peirce and the recovery of Signum --
16. Semiology: modernity's attempt to treat the sign --
17. At the turn of the twenty-first century --
18. Beyond realism and idealism: resume and envoi.
Series Title: Toronto studies in semiotics.
Responsibility: John Deely.
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