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While 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 Details

ISBN: 9781589661738
ISBN-10: 1589661737
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: University of Scranton Press,U.S.
Publisher: University of Scranton Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2009
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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