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Vicos New Science Ancient Sign Jürgen Trabant

Vicos New Science Ancient Sign

Jürgen Trabant

Published August 13th 2014
ISBN : 9781134390649
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173 pages
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Giambattista Vico considered his greatest philosophical achievement to be his discovery that early humans spoke in poetic characters. Vicos New Science is thus also a philosophy of signs or sémata. Jürgen Trabant reads the profound insights intoMoreGiambattista Vico considered his greatest philosophical achievement to be his discovery that early humans spoke in poetic characters. Vicos New Science is thus also a philosophy of signs or sémata. Jürgen Trabant reads the profound insights into human semiosis contained in Vicos sematology as both a spirited rejection of Cartesian philosophy and an early critique of enlightened logocentricism. Sean Wards translation makes this work available to an English-reading audience for the first time