Augustine and Poinsot
The Protosemiotic Development
By (author) John Deely
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Augustine and Poinsot by John Deely
Book DescriptionWhile Saint Augustine has been a household name for centuries, the same cannot be said of long-overlooked philosopher John Poinsot. But in "Augustine and Poinsot", John Deely contends that the history of semiotics cannot be conceived of without Poinsot's landmark contribution. According to Deely, even though Augustine was the first to describe what the sign does, Poinsot was the first to show how the sign mediates between nature and culture. This revolutionary volume demonstrates how Poinsot's account of semiotics allows us to produce human knowledge and experience.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781589661738
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: University of Scranton Press,U.S.
Publisher: University of Scranton Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Deely
Medieval Philosophy Redefined, Hardback (January 2011)
Provides an original history of medieval philosophy, tracing a common thread that coherently unifies and defines what the author calls 'the Latin Age' - which reaches unbroken from the fifth-century work of Augustine through to the seventeenth-century work of Poinsot. This book is suitable for students and scholars of the history of philosophy.
Realism for the 21st Century, Paperback (February 2010)
A collection of thirty essays from John Deely, a major figure in contemporary semiotics and an authority on scholastic realism and the works of Charles Sanders Peirce. It tracks Deely's development as a pragmatic realist, featuring his early essays on our relation to the world after Darwinism and articles on logic, semiotics, and objectivity.
Descartes and Poinsot, Hardback (December 2008)» View all books by John Deely
Contends that semiotics can lead us beyond the rationalist trap of modernity. This book reveals that John Poinsot's (1589-1644) philosophies provide the missing link between the ancient and the postmodern.
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Author Biography - John Deely
John Deely holds the Rudman Chair in Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. He is the author of Intentionality and Semiotics, also published by the University of Scranton Press.
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