Item description for On the Medieval Theory of Signs (Foundations of Semiotics) by Umberto Eco & Costantino Marmo...
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 and Francis Bacon; the Aristotelian tradition, stemming from the commentaries on "De Interpretatione"; and the discussions 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 homogenous terminology, however, covers profound theoretical differences. The aim of these essays is to show that the medieval theory of signs does not represent a unique body of semiotic notions: there are diverse and frequently alternative semiotic theories. This book thus represents an attempt to encourage further research on the still unrecognized variety of the semiotic approaches offered by the medieval philosophies of language.
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Studio: John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Sep 5, 2000
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing Co.
ISBN 9027232938 ISBN13 9789027232939
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More About Umberto Eco & Costantino Marmo
Umberto Eco is the author of many best-selling novels, including The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum, as well as many acclaimed nonfiction works. He is currently professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna.
Umberto Eco currently resides in Milan. Umberto Eco has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Bologna.