Vico's New Science of Ancient Signs: A Study of Sematology (Paperback) book cover

Vico's New Science of Ancient Signs

A Study of Sematology

By Jürgen Trabant

Foreword by Donald P. Verene

Translated by Sean Ward

© 2003 – Routledge

172 pages

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Paperback: 9780415859974
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About the Book

Jürgen Trabant reads the profound insights into human semiosis contained in Vico's 'sematology' as both a spirited rejection of Cartesian philosophy and an early critique of enlightened logocentricism. Sean Ward's translation makes this work available to an English-reading audience for the first time.

About the Author

Jürgen Trabant is professor of French and Italian linguistics at the Free University Berlin. His main fields of research are the history of linguistics and language philosophy, semiotics, especially semiotics of literature and language politics. Sean Ward is a writer and translator. He lives in Arlington, Virginia and is co-editor, with Jürgen Trabant, of New Essays on the Origin of Language (2001).

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Etymology