Sources of Semiotic: Readings with Commentary from Antiquity to the Present

Sources of Semiotic: Readings with Commentary from Antiquity to the Present

by D. S. Clarke
     
 

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This book provides an introduction to semiotic through readings from classic works in the field. In contrast with descriptions of communication systems based on the methods of empirical linguistics and interpretive studies of artistic means of communication, this text delimits semiotic as a logical study with its foundations in the theories of Greek and medieval

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This book provides an introduction to semiotic through readings from classic works in the field. In contrast with descriptions of communication systems based on the methods of empirical linguistics and interpretive studies of artistic means of communication, this text delimits semiotic as a logical study with its foundations in the theories of Greek and medieval logicians and the classifications of Charles Peirce.

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A first-rate anthology that will provide students and general readers access to the literature of semiotic and an overview of its development from the Classical Greek period to the present. A commentary and a general introductory first chapter provide background and explanation of the reading selections. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809316144
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1990
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

D. S. Clarke, Jr., is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Among his most recent works are Principles of Semiotic and Rational Acceptance and Purpose.

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