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From the Tree to the Labyrinth

Historical Studies on the Sign and Interpretation

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674049185

Publication Date: 02/24/2014


640 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 halftones, 44 line illustrations, 4 tables


  • Introduction
  • 1. From the Tree to the Labyrinth
  • 2. Metaphor as Knowledge: Aristotle’s Medieval (Mis)Fortunes
  • 3. From Metaphor to Analogia Entis
  • 4. The Dog That Barked (and Other Zoosemiotic Archaeologies)
  • 5. Fakes and Forgeries in the Middle Ages
  • 6. Jottings on Beatus of Liébana
  • 7. Dante between Modistae and Kabbalah
  • 8. The Use and Interpretation of Medieval Texts
  • 9. Toward a History of Denotation
  • 10. On Llull, Pico, and Llullism
  • 11. The Language of the Austral Land
  • 12. The Linguistics of Joseph de Maistre
  • 13. On the Silence of Kant
  • 14. Natural Semiosis and the Word in Alessandro Manzoni’s The Betrothed (I promessi sposi)
  • 15. The Threshold and the Infinite: Peirce and Primary Iconism
  • 16. The Definitions in Croce’s Aesthetic
  • 17. Five Senses of the Word “Semantics,” from Bréal to the Present Day
  • 18. Weak Thought versus the Limits of Interpretation
  • References
  • Index

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