Descartes and Poinsot by John Deely
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Descartes and Poinsot
By John Deely

Descartes and Poinsot

The Crossroad of Signs and Ideas

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Descartes and Poinsot by John Deely

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Rene Descartes (1596-1650) and John Poinsot (1589-1644) were contemporaries who stood, unbeknownst to themselves, at a crossroads in the history of philosophy. While Poinsot's work on semiotics became unfashionable after his death, Descartes' theory of ideas carried modern philosophy down a different path that proved to be a dead end. In "Descartes & Poinsot", John Deely contends that semiotics can lead us beyond the rationalist trap of modernity. This innovative volume reveals that Poinsot's forgotten philosophies provide the missing link between the ancient and the postmodern.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781589661745
ISBN-10: 1589661745
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: University of Scranton Press,U.S.
Publisher: University of Scranton Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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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