Mercury: or the Secret and Swift Messenger

Shewing how a Man may with Privacy and Speed communicate his Thoughts to a Friend at any distance. Reprinted from the third edition (1708)

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Works of the Right Reverend John Wilkins' (1708). Together with an abstract of Dr. Wilkin's 'Essay towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Languages,' a sketch of the life of the author and an account of his writings. With an introductory essay on the Universal Language Movement in England, France and Germany in the 17th and 18th century by Brigitte Asbach-Schnitker.
[Foundations of Semiotics, 6]  1984.  cix, 124 pp.
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Table of Contents
0 Introduction
ix
1. General Characterization: Sources and Aims
x–xi
2. Early Continental Developments
xi–xiii
3. Language Invention in England
xiii
3.1 The Beginnings
xiii–xv
3.2 Universal Character
xv–xxii
3.3 Universal Language
xxii–xxviii
3.4 The Turn of the Century
xxviii–xxix
3.5 The 18th Century
xxix–xxxiii
4. Universal Languages in France
xxxiii
4.1 The 17th Century
xxxiii–xxxvii
4.2 The 18th Century
xxxvii–xl
5. Universal Languages in Germany
xl
5.1 Comenius and the Academy at Herborn
xl–xliv
5.2 J J. Becher and A. Kircher
xliv–xlvi
5.3 G.W. Leibniz
xlvi–xlviii
5.4 Logically Orientated Movements in 18th Century Germany
xlviii–l
5.5 Pasigraphic Proposals
l–liv
5.6 Conclusion
liv–lvi
6. Notes
lvii–lxix
7. Bibliography
lxx
7.1 List of Source Works
lxx–lxxvii
7.2 List of Secondary Works
lxxvii–lxxx
7.3 Works of John Wilkins
lxxxi–cix
8. The Life of the Author
lliii–llviii
9. Mercury, or the speedy and swift messenger
llxi–llxviii
10. An Abstract of Dr. Wilkins's Essay (1668)
1–106
Subjects

Linguistics

Applied linguistics

Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  84024279 | Marc record