On the Medieval Theory of Signs

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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, Francis Bacon; the Aristotelian tradition, stemming from the commentaries on De Interpretatione; the discussion 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 homogeneous 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.
[Foundations of Semiotics, 21]  1989.  ix, 224 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Section I
On animal language in the medieval classification of signs
Umberto Eco, Roberto Lambertini, Costantino Marmo and Andrea Tabarroni
3
Denotation
Umberto Eco
43
Section II
Thomas Aquinas: Natural semiotics and the epistemological process
Roberto Pellerey
81
Sicut tabernarius vinum significat per circulum: Directions in contemporary interpretations of the Modistae
Roberto Lambertini
107
Ontology and semantics in the logic of Duns Scotus
Costantino Marmo
143
Mental signs and the theory of representation in Ockham
Andrea Tabarroni
195
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  89000232